Vitosha

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Vitosha

 

a dome-shaped mountain massif in Bulgaria to which the suburbs of the city of Sofia extend. It has an elevation of 2,290 m (Mount Cherni-Vrakh). The Struma River originates in the Vitosha Mountains. With predominantly steep slopes, the massif is composed of crystalline rocks. Building stone (Vitosha syenite) is quarried here. There are broad-leaved deciduous, mixed, and coniferous forests as well as mountain meadows. Mineral springs are found in the foothills. The Vitosha is a national park and preserve with tourist facilities, rest homes, and a funicular.

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The degree of avalanche danger in the Balkan Mountains, Pirin, Rila and Vitosha Mountains is significant, the Mountain Rescue Service said, quoted by FOCUS News Agency.
As the plane crests the Vitosha mountains on its approach the sight of endless grim concrete tower blocks is a reminder of Bulgaria's communist past.
Also worth a visit before heading back into town is the 'stone river' of boulders in the Vitosha Mountains, formed over millions of years by weathering and friction.
In view of these considerations, the present work will aim at contributing further to the knowledge of aut-ecological features of the opilionid species from the Vitosha Mountains (the region in Bulgaria with the most fully studied opilionid assemblages; see Mitov 2000) by direct modelling the response of each species towards an array of environmental factors.
The present study is based on a large-scale sampling program carried out in the area of Vitosha Mountain (Bulgaria).
3), collected by the senior author in the period 28 February 1987-28 April 1989 in the region of Vitosha Mountain (peak Cherni Vrakh: UTM FN81, N 42[degrees]33'48.
were sampled during the sampling program that covered the whole area (278 km2) of Vitosha Mountain.
aProf Dimitrovas huge office looks more like a Bond villainas than that of a historian: wood-panelled walls and a long window staring up at the Vitosha mountains.
Here, also can be placed Thenuiphantes drenskyi Helsdingen 1977, occurring in the high elevation belts of Pirin, Rila, Central Stara Planina and Vitosha mountains.
On the studies of spiders (Araneae) in the Vitosha Mountain.
The fire has erupted in the Kumata area of the Vitosha mountains and has been reported by many hillwalkers.
A forest fire has erupted in the Vitosha mountain nearby capital Sofia, while firemen are fighting a prior fire in Osogovo near Kyustendil.