InBg Chat Room  

Calendar  
<< October 2018 >>

M T W T F S S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031       


Information About Bulgaria   
About Bulgaria IndexAdd Content

Bulgaria's Beautiful Natural Landscape   
Author: Andrew James.
  Print this page   Export to PDF format   Mail to a friend

 

The natural landscape of Bulgaria is diverse, consisting of lowlands, plains, foothills and plateaus, river valleys, basins, and mountains of varying elevations. About 70% of the country’s territory is hilly land and 30% is mountainous. The average elevation of the country’s territory is 467 m, generally decreasing from south to north and from west to east.

In the central part of the country lies the Balkan Mountain Range, where the highest peak is Botev (2,376 m). From south to north, its western area is crossed by the Iskar River, which forms a picturesque gorge more than 70 km long. The northern arm of the Balkan Mountains is mainly karst. The highest peak in this range is Vasilyov (1,490 m).

To the south of the Balkan Mountains are the western Balkan valleys and the Srednogorie (central mountainous region). The largest valley in the southern arm of the Balkans is the Sofia valley, the location of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The mountains in the Srednogorie are the Zavalsko-Planska Range, the Ihtimansko Srednogorie, the Sashtinska Sredna Gora, and the Sarnena Gora.

Between the northern arm of the Balkans and the Danube River lies the Danube valley, with an area of roughly 31,000 square meters. Its eastern part consists of plateaus – the Dobrudzha plateau, the Plovadia plateau, the Lilyak plateau, and the Shumen plateau, among others. To the north lie the Trans-Danube lowlands, which occupy the terraces of the Danube river.

To the south of the capital Sofia rises the mountain Vitosha, whose highest peak is Cherni Vrah (2,290 m). Its foothills extend to the middle part of western Bulgaria, where low-lying and medium-elevation mountains alternate, such as Ruy, Milevska, Zemenska, Konyavska, Verila, and others. West of the Struma River valley and south of Kraishteto is the Osogovo-Belasishka mountain range, which includes the peaks of Osogovska (Mount Ruen, 2,251 m), Vlahinska, Maleshevska, Ograzhden and Belasitsa (Mount Radomir, 2,029 m).

The highest Bulgarian mountains are in the Rila and Pirin ranges, situated to the east of the Struma River valley. The average elevation of these mountains is 1,258 m, and 60% of their area is higher than 1,000 m. In Rila there are 31 peaks with an altitude of over 2,600 m. The highest peak on the Balkan Peninsula, Musala (2,925 m), is located there.
There are two peaks of over 2,600 m elevation in the Pirin range. One is Mount Vihren (2,914 m) – the second highest peak in Bulgaria and the third highest peak on the Balkan Peninsula. Beautiful alpine glacial lakes have formed in the circuses of these peaks.

The Rhodope Mountains are located to the east of the Mesta River valley and Rila. There are 11 peaks with an elevation of over 2,000 m there, the highest of which is Golyam Perelik (2,191 m). The many natural landmarks – caves, waterfalls, and alpine lakes – attract scores of tourists every year.

Between the Srednogorie, Rila, Rhodope and Black Sea are the Gornotrakiyska Lowlands, the Haskovo Foothills, the middle Tundzha river valley, the Burgas Lowlands and the Strandzha and Sakar mountain ranges. The eastern parts of the country border on the Black Sea, where beaches covering hundreds of kilometers attract Bulgarian and foreign tourists.

 



4430 Reads

 Source: bulgariatravel.org - The Official Tourism Portal of Bulgaria



Tags: None
[ Go Back ]

Lastest InBg Forum Postings - The Serious Stuff   
NEW TAXI SOFIA AIRPORT TO VT ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 21st Posted By:ChrisF @ 05:51:31 PM
Energo-pro Posted By:Tabbul @ 03:34:54 PM
Post Brexit? Will UK follow the Greek example? Posted By:scasparz @ 01:25:14 PM
Sofia Airport to Bus Station Posted By:Seedy @ 11:39:06 AM
House insurance Posted By:tonytg806 @ 06:00:09 PM
Corn/Wheat Grinder Posted By:tonytg806 @ 10:35:54 AM
tax on savings Posted By:tonytg806 @ 08:50:38 PM
How much for private medical insurance? Posted By:tonytg806 @ 05:30:22 PM
English speaking Lawyer near Silistra? Posted By:Seedy @ 08:30:12 PM
Invalid session Posted By:Seedy @ 09:52:26 AM
Water meter readings Posted By:Seedy @ 09:30:28 AM
Hello fromSouth East London Posted By:plevenite @ 08:32:47 AM
NEW Subsidence and cracked walls Posted By:plevenite @ 08:11:43 AM
English Speaking Accountant Recommendation in VT needed. Posted By:ChrisF @ 03:31:14 PM
The bad old days Posted By:Seedy @ 02:20:32 PM
Turkey stuffed? Posted By:Seedy @ 04:52:30 PM
Giant wasps. Posted By:Seedy @ 04:29:36 PM
NEW Children's concerts new season Posted By:plevenite @ 09:34:20 AM
Egg Incubator Posted By:Seedy @ 05:18:19 AM
NEW Feeding the garden Posted By:plevenite @ 10:17:51 AM

Lastest InBg Forum Postings - The Lighter Side   
Who Needs Money For The NHS.... Posted By:tonytg806 @ 06:00:55 PM
Formula 1 Posted By:scasparz @ 03:13:11 PM
Does This.... Posted By:Seedy @ 04:26:15 PM
The "Royle Family" Wedding Posted By:Seedy @ 12:18:47 PM
NEW More "Good" News.... Posted By:Seedy @ 04:47:31 PM
Whats cooking Posted By:Seedy @ 07:35:06 PM
Bad News.... Posted By:Seedy @ 11:11:22 AM
NEW Stand By.... Posted By:Seedy @ 07:37:25 AM
And Some Good News... Posted By:Seedy @ 11:27:01 AM
Baba Vanga Posted By:Seedy @ 10:59:38 AM

The In Bulgaria Free Ads   

In Bulgaria Gallery   
Latest pictures added to the In Bulgaria Gallery. Just click on an image to view a larger version.

Posted By: plevenite

Posted By: Sleepy

Posted By: Sleepy

Posted By: Seedy

Bulgarian Weather   

Click for Sofia, Bulgaria Forecast Click for Plovdiv, Bulgaria Forecast Click for Varna, Bulgaria Forecast Click for Burgas, Bulgaria Forecast


Time  

Currency converter  
Enter Value

Supporters  
Dreams Real Estate Banner



Follow On Twitter  

Ebay Property  

Web design and programming by The IT Place