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About Blagoevgrad

The town of Blagoevgrad (71 361 inhabitants, 430 m above sea level) is one of the largest towns in South- Western Bulgaria. It is situated at the foot of the south-western slopes of Rila mountain, on both banks of Blagoevgradska Bistritsa River, within the river-basin of the big Bulgarian River Strouma. It is situated 101 km south of the capital city Sofia, 53 km north-west of Razlog, 65 km north of Sandanski. The town is the main centre of Bulgarian Macedonia. There are 30 mineral springs in catchment with temperature up to 55oC. This makes it a spa resort. It is a regional administrative centre as well.

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