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Blagoevgrad
Благоевград (Bulgarian)
Town
Coat of arms of Blagoevgrad
Blagoevgrad is located in Bulgaria
Blagoevgrad
Blagoevgrad
Location of Blagoevgrad
Blagoevgrad is located in Balkans
Blagoevgrad
Blagoevgrad
Blagoevgrad (Balkans)
Coordinates: 42°00′43″N 23°05′23″E / 42.01194°N 23.08972°E / 42.01194; 23.08972
CountryBulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
MunicipalityBlagoevgrad
Government
 • MayorMetodi Baykushev (PP-DB)
Area
 • Town28.909 km2 (11.162 sq mi)
Elevation
410 m (1,350 ft)
Population
 (Census February 2021)[1]
 • Town67,810
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
74,066
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
2700
Area code073
License plateE
ClimateCfa
WebsiteOfficial website

Blagoevgrad (Bulgarian: Благоевград [bɫɐˈɡɔɛvˌɡrat]) is а town in Southwestern Bulgaria, the administrative centre of Blagoevgrad Municipality and of Blagoevgrad Province. With a population of almost 70,000 inhabitants,[2] it is the economic and cultural centre of Southwestern Bulgaria. It is located in the valley of the Struma River at the foot of the Rila Mountains, 101 kilometres (63 miles) south of Sofia, close to the border with North Macedonia.

Blagoevgrad features a pedestrian downtown, with preserved 19th-century architecture and numerous restaurants, cafés, coffee shops, and boutiques. It is home to two universities, the South-West University "Neofit Rilski" and the American University in Bulgaria. The town also hosts the "Sts. Cyril and Methodius National Humanitarian High School". The former Bulgarian Men's High School of Thessaloniki moved from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad (then Gorna Dzhumaya) in 1913.

  1. ^ "Население по области, общини, местоживеене и пол | Национален статистически институт". nsi.bg.
  2. ^ "Население по области, общини, местоживеене и пол". Retrieved 8 December 2020.

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