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Balkans,

Bulg. Stara Planina (stä`rä plä'nēnä`), major mountain range of the Balkan PeninsulaBalkan Peninsula,
southeasternmost peninsula of Europe, c.200,000 sq mi (518,000 sq km), bounded by the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Ionian Sea, and Adriatic Sea.
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 and Bulgaria, extending c.350 mi (560 km) from E Serbia through central Bulgaria to the Black Sea. It rises to 7,794 ft (2,376 m) at Botev, the highest peak. The Balkans are a continuation of the Carpathian Mts. The forested range is sparsely populated and rich in a variety of minerals.
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The Danube Plain lies south of the Danube River and north of the Balkan Mountain foothills, with the Timok River to the west and the Black Sea to the East.
New 4-wheel-drive adventures explore the rugged trails of Corfu, the natural beauty of Croatia's Konavle region (from Dubrovnik), and the Balkan Mountains (from Nesebur, Bulgaria).
The analysis indicated that within 400 years of entering Europe, the founding population split into at least three major groups: One stayed in the Balkan Mountains, another pressed north of the Danube River, and the third moved on to Western Europe.
The troupe convinced the Austrian captain to let them leave the ship at the Bulgarian port of Kozloduy and started moving in the direction of the Balkan Mountains, south of which most of the battles of the April Uprising were taking place.
Similar salt mines near Tuzla in Bosnia and Turda in Romania help prove the existence of a series of civilisations which also mined copper and gold in the Carpathian and Balkan mountains during the same period.
The troupe convinced the German captain to let them leave the ship at the Bulgarian port of Kozlodui and started moving in the direction of the Balkan Mountains where most of the battles of the April Uprising were taking place.

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