Vitosha

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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And you can still have enough dosh to visit the Vitosha mountains with a 5 star hotel room costing $132 per night.
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.
BLOC BOOKING: the river of boulders in the Vitosha mountains' McDonald's in Sofia and the Alexander Nevski Cathedral
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]33'48.9", E 23[degrees]16'45.2", 2290 m).
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.
Here, also can be placed Thenuiphantes drenskyi Helsdingen 1977, occurring in the high elevation belts of Pirin, Rila, Central Stara Planina and Vitosha mountains. These species are regarded as derivative of their respective North or Middle European species (Diplocephalus picinus (Blackwall 1841), Drepanotylus borealis Holm 1945, Erigone longipalpis (Sundevall 1830), Metopobactrus prominulus (O.P.-Cambridge 1872), due to the disjunction of ranges during the glacial and interglacial (Deltshev 1996; Deltshev & Blagoev 1997).
On the studies of spiders (Araneae) in the Vitosha Mountain. Bulletin de Institut de Zoologie et Musee, Sofia 24:51-56.