Balkans

The Balkan Peninsula in southeastern is located between the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea. The region has a mixed scenery with many tall mountain ranges, as well as deep forests, plains and rivers.

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, officially the Republic of , is a country at the crossroads of and Southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, officially the Republic of , is a country in the Balkans, west of the Black Sea. Photo: Pamporoff, Public domain.

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The Republic of is a landlocked country in the heart of the Balkans. Photo: Pudelek, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is a country at the crossroads of and the Balkans, on one of the major land routes from to the . Photo: Lošmi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a country in the Balkans, on the Adriatic Sea. Photo: Dirk.heldmaier, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a small country nestled between and . Photo: Jekader, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, officially the Republic of , is a partially recognised state in Southeastern Europe. Photo: Marko Markovic, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Balkans

Latitude of center
44.21° or 44° 12' 36" north
Longitude of center
22.15° or 22° 9' east

Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Tazunegzirt n Balqan
  • Abkhazian: Балкантәи адгьылбжьаха
  • Abkhazian: Балкантәи адгьылбжьахабжа
  • Achinese: Balkan
  • Afrikaans: Balkan-skiereiland
  • Afrikaans: Balkan
  • Afrikaans: Balkanskiereiland
  • Albanian: Ballkan
  • Albanian: Ballkani
  • Albanian: Gadishulli Ballkanik
  • Amharic: ባልካኖች
  • Arabic: Balkan
  • Arabic: البلقان
  • Arabic: بلقان
  • Arabic: بلقاني
  • Arabic: جنوب شرق أوروبا
  • Arabic: جنوب شرقي أوروبا
  • Arabic: دول البلقان
  • Arabic: شبه جزيرة البلقان
  • Aragonese: Balcans
  • Aragonese: Peninsula Balcanica
  • Aragonese: Peninsula d'os Balcans
  • Armenian: Բալկանյան թերակղզի
  • Armenian: Բալկաններ
  • Arpitan: Balcans
  • Asturian: Balcanes
  • Asturian: Península balcánica
  • Asturian: Península de los Balcanes
  • Azerbaijani: Balkanlar
  • Azerbaijani: Balkan yarımadası
  • Bashkir: Балҡан ярымутрауы
  • Basque: Balkan
  • Basque: Balkanak
  • Basque: Balkanetako penintsula
  • Belarusian: Балканская паўвыспа
  • Belarusian: Балканскі паўвостраў
  • Belarusian: Балканы
  • Bengali: বলকান
  • Bengali: বলকান অঞ্চল
  • Bosnian: Balkan
  • Bosnian: Balkanski poluotok
  • Bosnian: Balkansko poluostrvo
  • Breton: Balkanioù
  • Breton: Balkanoù
  • Bulgarian: Балкани
  • Bulgarian: Балканите
  • Bulgarian: Балкански държави
  • Bulgarian: Балкански полуостров
  • Bulgarian: Балканския полуостров
  • Bulgarian: Балканският полуостров
  • Bulgarian: Югоизточна Европа
  • Catalan: Balcans
  • Catalan: Balcànic
  • Catalan: Europa sud-oriental
  • Catalan: Països Balcànics
  • Catalan: Península balcànica
  • Catalan: Península dels Balcans
  • Catalan: Sud-est d'Europa
  • Cebuano: Balkan Peninisula
  • Cebuano: Balkan Peninsula
  • Central Kurdish: بالکان
  • Central Kurdish: بەلقان
  • Chechen: Балканийн ахгӀайре
  • Chinese: Balkan poàn-tó
  • Chinese: 巴尔干
  • Chinese: 巴尔干半岛
  • Chinese: 巴尔干地区
  • Chinese: 巴爾幹半島
  • Chinese: 巴爾幹半島國家
  • Chinese: 東南歐
  • Church Slavic: Балкани
  • Chuvash: Балкан çурутравĕ
  • Crimean Tatar: Balqan
  • Crimean Tatar: Balqanlar
  • Crimean Tatar: Balqan yarımadası
  • Croatian: Balkanski poluotok
  • Czech: Balkán
  • Czech: Balkánský poloostrov
  • Danish: Balkan-halvøen
  • Danish: Balkanhalvøen
  • Dutch: Balkan
  • Dutch: Balkanschiereiland
  • Egyptian Arabic: البلقان
  • English: Balcans
  • English: Balkan
  • English: Balkan Peninisula
  • English: Balkan Pennisula
  • English: Balkan States
  • English: Balkan countries
  • English: Balkanoid
  • English: Balkan peninsula
  • English: Balkan penninsula
  • English: Balkans peninsula
  • English: Balkins
  • English: Haemus Peninsula
  • English: Peninsula of Haemus
  • English: South Balkan area
  • English: The Balkans
  • Esperanto: Balkana duoninsulo
  • Esperanto: Balkanio
  • Esperanto: Balkano
  • Esperanto: Balkanoj
  • Estonian: Balkan
  • Estonian: Balkani poolsaar
  • Faroese: Balkan
  • Faroese: Balkanhálvoyggin
  • Finnish: Balkan
  • Finnish: Balkanin niemimaa
  • Finnish: Balkanlaiset
  • French: Balkanique
  • French: Balkans
  • French: Les balkans
  • French: Péninsule balkanique
  • French: Péninsule des Balkans
  • Friulian: Balcans
  • Gagauz: Balkan
  • Galician: Balcánico
  • Galician: Balcáns
  • Galician: Península Balcánica
  • Galician: Península dos Balcáns
  • Georgian: ბალკანეთი
  • Georgian: ბალკანეთის ნახევარკუნძული
  • German: Balkan
  • German: Balkanhalbinsel
  • German: Balkanstaaten
  • Greek: Αίμος
  • Greek: Βαλκάνια
  • Greek: Βαλκανική
  • Greek: Βαλκανική χερσόνησος
  • Greek: Χερσόνησος του Αίμου
  • Hakka Chinese: Pâ-ngì-kòn pan-tó
  • Hausa: Balkan pan-tó
  • Hebrew: ארצות הבלקן
  • Hebrew: באלקאן
  • Hebrew: בלקן
  • Hebrew: בלקנים
  • Hebrew: הבלקן
  • Hebrew: הבלקנים
  • Hebrew: חבל הבלקן
  • Hebrew: חצי האי בלקן
  • Hebrew: חצי האי הבלקני
  • Hebrew: מדינות הבלקן
  • Hindi: बाल्कन
  • Hindi: बाल्कन प्रायद्वीप
  • Hungarian: Balkán-félsziget
  • Hungarian: Balkán
  • Icelandic: Balkanskagi
  • Icelandic: Balkanskaginn
  • Ido: Balkan
  • Indonesian: Balkan
  • Indonesian: Eropa Tenggara
  • Indonesian: Semenanjung Balkan
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Balkanes
  • Irish: Balcáin
  • Irish: Na Balcáin
  • Italian: Area balcanica
  • Italian: Balcani
  • Italian: Europa balcanica
  • Italian: Europa sud-orientale
  • Italian: Europa sudorientale
  • Italian: Stati balcanici
  • Italian: penisola balcanica
  • Japanese: バルカン半島
  • Japanese: バルカン地域
  • Japanese: バルカン地方
  • Japanese: バルカン諸国
  • Japanese: ヨーロッパの火薬庫
  • Japanese: ヴァルカン半島
  • Japanese: 南東ヨーロッパ
  • Japanese: 南東欧
  • Javanese: Balkan
  • Kabyle: Tazunegzirt n Balqan
  • Kazakh: Балқан түбегі
  • Kirghiz: Балкан жарым аралы
  • Korean: 발칸
  • Korean: 발칸 반도
  • Korean: 발칸반도
  • Kurdish: Balkan
  • Kurdish: Nîvgirava Balkan
  • Kurdish: Nîvgizirta Balkanê
  • Ladino: Balkanos
  • Latin: Balcania
  • Latin: Paeninsula Balcanica
  • Latvian: Balkānu pussala
  • Limburgan: Balkan
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Balcanes
  • Literary Chinese: 巴爾幹半島
  • Lithuanian: Balkan
  • Lithuanian: Balkanai
  • Lithuanian: Balkanų pusiasalis
  • Lombard: Balcan
  • Lower Sorbian: Balkańska połkupa
  • Luxembourgish: Balkan
  • Macedonian: Bahwjgan buendauj
  • Macedonian: Balcanau
  • Macedonian: Balcanes
  • Macedonian: Balcania
  • Macedonian: Balcans
  • Macedonian: Balcànus
  • Macedonian: Balcáns
  • Macedonian: Balkan
  • Macedonian: Balkan Poàn-tó
  • Macedonian: Balkana duoninsulo
  • Macedonian: Balkanai
  • Macedonian: Balkanak
  • Macedonian: Balkanhalbinsel
  • Macedonian: Balkanhalvön
  • Macedonian: Balkanhalvøen
  • Macedonian: Balkanhálvoyggin
  • Macedonian: Balkanioù
  • Macedonian: Balkani poolsaar
  • Macedonian: Balkanlar
  • Macedonian: Balkannjárga
  • Macedonian: Balkanos
  • Macedonian: Balkans
  • Macedonian: Balkanskagi
  • Macedonian: Balkanskaginn
  • Macedonian: Balkanska połkupa
  • Macedonian: Balkanski poluotok
  • Macedonian: Balkan yarımadası
  • Macedonian: Balkańska połkupa
  • Macedonian: Balkán
  • Macedonian: Balkánsky polostrov
  • Macedonian: Balkānu pussala
  • Macedonian: Balqan yarımadası
  • Macedonian: Bałkany
  • Macedonian: Bálcãs
  • Macedonian: Délkelet-Európa
  • Macedonian: Gadishulli Ballkanik
  • Macedonian: Na Balcain
  • Macedonian: Na Balcáin
  • Macedonian: Peninsula Balcanica
  • Macedonian: Peninsula Balcanică
  • Macedonian: Penisola balcanica
  • Macedonian: Penìxoła balcànega
  • Macedonian: Península Balcánica
  • Macedonian: Pinìsula balcànica
  • Macedonian: Półwysep Bałkański
  • Macedonian: Βαλκάνια
  • Macedonian: Југоисточна Европа
  • Macedonian: Балкаан
  • Macedonian: Балкан
  • Macedonian: Балканот
  • Macedonian: Балканская паўвыспа
  • Macedonian: Балкански
  • Macedonian: Балкански Полуостров
  • Macedonian: Балканский полуостров
  • Macedonian: Балканскиот полуостров
  • Macedonian: Балканско полуострво
  • Macedonian: Балканскі паўвостраў
  • Macedonian: Балканський півострів
  • Macedonian: Балканы хойг
  • Macedonian: Балкан ярымутравы
  • Macedonian: Балқан түбегі
  • Macedonian: Западен Балкан
  • Macedonian: Բալկանյան թերակղզի
  • Macedonian: באלקאן לענדער
  • Macedonian: חבל הבלקן
  • Macedonian: البلقان
  • Macedonian: بالقانلار
  • Macedonian: بالکان
  • Macedonian: बाल्कन
  • Macedonian: বলকান অঞ্চল
  • Macedonian: பால்கன் குடா
  • Macedonian: บอลข่าน
  • Macedonian: ბალკანეთის ნახევარკუნძული
  • Macedonian: バルカン半島
  • Macedonian: 巴尔干半岛
  • Macedonian: 巴爾幹半島
  • Macedonian: 발칸 반도
  • Malagasy: Balkana
  • Malay: Balkan
  • Malay: Semenanjung Balkan
  • Malayalam: ബാൾക്കൻ
  • Manx: Ny Çheeraghyn Balkanagh
  • Marathi: बाल्कन
  • Mazanderani: بالکان
  • Min Nan Chinese: Balkan
  • Min Nan Chinese: Balkan Poàn-tó
  • Min Nan Chinese: Balkan Poàⁿ-tó
  • Min Nan Chinese: Balkan Pòan-tó
  • Mingrelian: ბალკანეთიშ ჩქონი
  • Mongolian: Балканы хойг
  • N'Ko: ߓߊߟߑߞߊ߲
  • Narom: Balkans
  • Neapolitan: Balcane
  • Nepali: बाल्कन
  • Newari: बाल्कन
  • Northern Frisian: Balkan
  • Northern Sami: Balkan
  • Northern Sami: Balkannjárga
  • Norwegian: Balkan
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Balkan-halvøya
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Balkan
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Balkanhalvøya
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Baltar
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Balter
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sørøst-Europa
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Balkan
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Balkanhalvøya
  • Occitan (post 1500): Balcans
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Illyricum
  • Ossetian: Балкайнаг æрдæгсакъадах
  • Ossetian: Балканы æрдæгсакъадах
  • Panjabi: ਬਾਲਕਨ
  • Persian: بالکان
  • Persian: شبه جزیره بالکان
  • Persian: شبه‌جزیره بالکان
  • Polish: Bałkany
  • Polish: Półwysep Bałkański
  • Pontic: Βαλκανικόν Χερσόνησος
  • Portuguese: Balcãs
  • Portuguese: Bálcãs
  • Portuguese: Peninsula balcânica
  • Portuguese: Península Balcânica
  • Portuguese: Península dos Balcãs
  • Portuguese: Península dos Bálcãs
  • Portuguese: Sudeste da Europa
  • Pushto: بالکان
  • Romanian: Balcani
  • Romanian: Balcanii
  • Romanian: Europa de Sud-Est
  • Romanian: Europa de Sud Est
  • Romanian: Peninsula Balcanică
  • Romanian: Peninsulei Balcanice
  • Romansh: Peninsla dal Balcan
  • Russian: Балканский полуостров
  • Russian: Балканский регион
  • Russian: Балканы
  • Russian: Юго-Восточная Европа
  • Rusyn: Балканскый полуостров
  • Samogitian: Balkanā
  • Santali: ᱵᱳᱞᱠᱟᱱ
  • Sardinian: Balcanos
  • Sardinian: Balcànus
  • Scots: Balkans
  • Scottish Gaelic: Balkans
  • Scottish Gaelic: Na Balcain
  • Serbian: Балкан
  • Serbian: Балканско полуострво
  • Serbo-Croatian: Balkan
  • Serbo-Croatian: Balkanski poluotok
  • Serbo-Croatian: Balkansko poluostrvo
  • Serbo-Croatian: Балкан
  • Sicilian: Balcani
  • Sicilian: Pinìsula balcànica
  • Silesian: Bałkany
  • Silesian: Boukany
  • Slovak: Balkánsky polostrov
  • Slovenian: Balkan
  • Slovenian: Balkanski polotok
  • Slovenian: Jugovzhodna Evropa
  • South Azerbaijani: بالکان
  • Spanish: Balcanes
  • Spanish: Balcanica
  • Spanish: Balcanico
  • Spanish: Balcanicos
  • Spanish: Balcánica
  • Spanish: Balcánico
  • Spanish: Balcánicos
  • Spanish: Los Balcanes
  • Spanish: Peninsula Balcánica
  • Spanish: Peninsula Helenica
  • Spanish: Peninsula balcanica
  • Spanish: Peninsula de los Balcanes
  • Spanish: Península Balcanica
  • Spanish: Península Helénica
  • Spanish: Península balcánica
  • Spanish: Península de los Balcanes
  • Spanish: península balcánica
  • Swahili: Balkani
  • Swahili: Balkans
  • Swahili: Rasi ya Balkani
  • Swedish: Balkan
  • Swedish: Balkanhalvön
  • Swedish: Balkanism
  • Swedish: Balkanländerna
  • Swedish: Illyriska halvön
  • Swiss German: Balkan
  • Tagalog: Balkan
  • Tagalog: Balkans
  • Tajik: Нимҷазираи Балкан
  • Tamil: பால்கன் குடா
  • Tamil: பால்கன் தீபகற்பம்
  • Tamil: பால்கன் பகுதிகள்
  • Tamil: பால்க்கன்
  • Tatar: Балкан
  • Tatar: Балканнар
  • Tatar: Балкан ярымутравы
  • Thai: Balkans
  • Thai: Balkan states
  • Thai: คาบสมุทรบอลข่าน
  • Thai: บอลข่าน
  • Thai: รัฐในคาบสมุทรบอลข่าน
  • Tosk Albanian: Balkanhalbinsel
  • Turkish: Balkanlar
  • Turkish: Balkan yarımadası
  • Turkish: Balkan ülkeleri
  • Turkish: Güneydoğu Avrupa
  • Turkmen: Balkan ýarymadasy
  • Uighur: بالقانلار
  • Ukrainian: Балкани
  • Ukrainian: Балканський півострів
  • Upper Sorbian: Balkanska połkupa
  • Urdu: بلقان
  • Urdu: جزیرہ نما بلقان
  • Urdu: جنوب مشرقی یورپ
  • Uzbek: Bolqon yarim oroli
  • Venetian: Balcani
  • Venetian: Penisola balcanica
  • Venetian: Penixoła balcanega
  • Venetian: Penixoła balcanica
  • Venetian: Penìxoła balcànega
  • Venetian: Penìzoła balcànega
  • Vietnamese: Balkan
  • Vietnamese: Bán đảo Balkan
  • Vlaams: Balkan
  • Waray (Philippines): Balkan
  • Welsh: Balcanau
  • Welsh: Penrhyn y Balcanau
  • Welsh: Y Balcanau
  • Western Frisian: Balkan
  • Western Panjabi: بلقان
  • Wu Chinese: 巴尔干半岛
  • Yakut: Балкаан
  • Yakut: Балканнар
  • Yiddish: באלקאן לענדער
  • Yiddish: באלקאנער האלבאינזל
  • Yue Chinese: 巴爾幹半島
  • Zhuang: Bahwjgan buendauj

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