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Pirin National Park

Local name: Национален парк „Пирин“

The national park covers the greater part of the Pirin mountain range at an altitude of 950 to 2914 m above sea level. It is home to the second highest peak in Bulgaria and the third highest on the Bulgarian Peninsula. In 1983, the park was included in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List. It also belongs to the protected European Natura 2000 program.

There are 118 glacial lakes in the park. There are also about 100 plant species, including the Baikushev pine, which is considered to be the oldest tree in the country. The tree is 22 meters high and 8 meters in circumference, and is estimated to be 1300 years old. Numerous walking routes have been marked out here, during which you can see, among others sandstone pyramids.

The park's flora includes 45 species of mammals, 159 species of birds, 11 species of reptiles and 8 species of amphibians. There are, among others, bears, wolves, wildcats, deer and wild boars. Several species of trout live in the lakes, as well as European eels and stone daces.


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    Pirin National Park map
    2800 Lilanowo , Bulgaria