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High Peaks of the Balkan Mountain Range in Central Bulgaria – March 24th, 2010

42.7N 24.4E

March 24th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Bulgaria - February 19th, 2010

Bulgaria - February 19th, 2010

The Balkan Mountain Range (or Stara Planina) is a mountain range in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. The Balkan Range runs 560 km from the Vrashka Chuka Peak on the border between Bulgaria and eastern Serbia eastward through central Bulgaria to Cape Emine on the Black Sea.

The highest peaks of the range are found in central Bulgaria, the area upon which this orthorectified image focuses. The highest peak is Botev (2,376 m), located in the Central Balkan National Park (established 1991), visible towards the center here.

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