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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 statement was made by Qatar Chamber first vice-chairman Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari, who welcomed a visiting delegation of journalists and bloggers from Balkan states, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Greece in the presence of Qatari-Bulgarian Business Council head Peter Michalos.
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It takes place in the Vienna, Austria, following the 2014 Conference of Western Balkan States that took place in Berlin, Germany.(end)
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