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Stone Forest Natural Park

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

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State the total area of 110.9 thousand square meters. km. located on the south-eastern Europe, the Balkan Peninsula. It has borders with Romania, to the south – with Turkey and Greece to the west – with Serbia and Macedonia. To the east is washed by the Black Sea. Most of the country is mountainous (ridges of the Stara Planina, Central Mountain, Rila, Pirin and the Rhodope Mountains), or hilly. The highest point in the country and the Balkans – was Musala (2925 m).

North of the country is busy Nizhnedunayskoy plain in the center – small Kazanlak valley, and in the south – a vast Thracian lowland. Bulgaria has many national parks. Especially good for tourism is famous for its 'Seven Lakes' and the Rila Monastery park "Rila", as well as Located in the highest part of the eponymous mountain park "Pirin", Vrachano-Balkan National Park with a nature reserve 'Vratsa Karst' (more than 200 karst caves with unique flora and fauna), the Central Balkan Park with the highest waterfall in Bulgaria – Praskalo (height – 125 m.), Park 'Sinite Kamyni' with incredibly beautiful mountain landscapes, Ruse National Park with abundant wildlife and unique medieval Cherven lock and the Ivanovo rock churches. The unique natural attractions of the country are magnificent beauty of Cape Kaliakra ("beautiful cape" in Greek.) Near Albena, one of the most beautiful caves in Europe – Ledenika (17 km. west of Vratsa), and fancy stone columns Natural Park Stone Forest (Broken stones, 18 km.

west of Varna). Near the town of Shumen is a national park 'Shumen plateau' with a rich flora and fauna (over 500 plant species and 100 bird species), as well as an archaeological reserve 'Shumen Fortress "memorial complex and the Bulgarian '1300'. Joining January 1, 2007 in the European Union, Bulgaria and thus joined the European network 'Natura 2000'. This network established in 1992, combines protected areas in Europe in order to preserve endangered species of animals and plants. By joining this program, Bulgaria is even more serious security measures environment. Unique wilderness areas of the country must attract foreign tourists, according to local authorities. Currently, Bulgaria is taking a number of works for infrastructure improvements and local marine mountain resorts in compliance with environmental regulations. Recently opened a new road segment main road 'Struma'. It is worth noting that this year thousands of Bulgarian and foreign tourists have chosen vacation Bansko, at the foot of the Pirin Mountains. This is one of the most beautiful mountains in Bulgaria, which is a national nature reserve, declared by UNESCO a World Natural Heritage, said in a press release Embassy of Bulgaria in the Russian Federation. The capital Sofia.