Balkan Mountains

Officially called Stara planina, meaning the old mountain, the Balkan Mountains are a mountain chain in and . The Balkan is also a cultural region in Bulgaria that includes specific parts of the mountain and the areas adjacent to them.

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is a city in region of .

is a protected national nature park in the central northern part of the near the towns of and .

is a town in the region of in .


is a city of about 80,000 people in , close to the Balkan mountain range and Shipka Pass.

is a city in located at the foot of the northern side of the Balkan mountains.

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Arabic:  جبال البلقان Bulgarian:  Балкан Bulgarian:  Стара планина Catalan:  Serralada dels Balcans Danish:  Balkanbjergene Dutch:  Balkan Estonian:  Stara planina Finnish:  Balkanvuoret French:  Stara planina German:  Balkangebirge Hebrew:  הרי הבלקן Hungarian:  Balkán-hegység Japanese:  バルカン山脈 Lithuanian:  Stara Planina Norwegian:  Balkanfjellene Polish:  Stara Płanina Portuguese:  Bálcãs Romanian:  Munții Balcani Russian:  Балканские горы Serbian:  Стара планина Swedish:  Balkanbergen Turkish:  Koca Balkan Dağları Ukrainian:  Стара Планина Balkans Glavna Staroplaninska Veriga

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