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Pirin

 

a mountain massif in southwestern Bulgaria; the southern spurs are in Greece. The Pirin Mountains extend from northwest to southeast between the valleys of the Struma and Mesta rivers. They are about 75 km long, with elevations to 2,914 m (Mount Vikhren). The mountains are composed primarily of granites, crystalline schists, and marbles. Alpine-type peaks occur in the north. The interfluvial areas have become. peneplains, and the steep slopes are strongly dissected by canyons and river valleys. There are numerous hot springs at the foot of the mountains. The annual precipitation reaches 600–1,000 mm; there is abundant snowfall in the winter. Mountain forests are found at elevations to 2,000 m (oak, hornbeam, and beech in the lower zone; primarily pine in the upper zone). Higher, there are pine and juniper woods and mountain meadows. Logging and animal husbandry (sheep and cattle) are pursued. The area includes the Vikhren National Park (Bulgaria). Tourism is important.

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A group of tourists got lost near the Spano Pole shelter in Pirin. Nine rescuers from the Sandanski mountain service are still searching for them.
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The biggest resort is Bansko, located at the foot of the Pirin mountains in the country's south west.
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* The paper carries on its front page the letter of the general secretary of the Bulgarian Workers' Party (Communists), Gjorgji Dimitrov, sent to Josip Broz Tito on 17 August 1946 in which he analyzes the way in which the Pirin region of Bulgaria would be annexed to Yugoslavia.
And within this magnificent mountain range, which is even closer to northern Bulgaria that the Pirin or Rila mountains, is the Moldoveanu Peak.
"Even Macedonians themselves use this name, distinguishing between Vardar, Pirin and Aegean Macedonia," Musliu stressed.