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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 Regional Inspectorate was working on a case related to bear attack over a big beehiveA located in a private property in the region of the farm, within the limits of Vitosha Nature Park.
But Vitosha Ski also focused its anger on Toma Belev's management, the Vitosha Nature Park's director.
The "Sofia Auto Transport" will buy 10 renovated buses that will move to Vitosha Nature Park. They will replace fully depreciated vehicles that run on lines 63,163 and 66.
The roads in Vitosha Nature Park - "Dragalevtsi-Aleko" and "Boyana-Golden Bridges" are treated with sand.
In the first issue of the State Gazette for this year - on January 2, a decree was issued quietly, with which 10 decares of the territory of Vitosha Nature Park are written off.
Six tourist routes in Bulgaria's Vitosha Mountain will be restored and equipped with new signs with EU money under a project won by Vitosha Nature Park.