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  Balkan Peninsula - ninemsn Encarta
Balkan Peninsula, peninsula in south-eastern Europe, bounded on the east by the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the west by the Adriatic and Ionian seas.
The Balkan Peninsula generally encompasses the countries that are commonly known as the Balkan states: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, continental Greece, and Bulgaria.
The Balkan Peninsula is a region of great geographical diversity—from the flat plains of the Danube to the forest-covered Rila Mountains and the barren regions of karst.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567023/Balkan_Peninsula.html   (1059 words)

 Balkan Peninsula - MSN Encarta
Balkan Peninsula, peninsula in southeastern Europe, bounded on the east by the Black and Aegean seas, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the west by the Adriatic and Ionian seas.
The Balkan Peninsula generally encompasses the countries that are commonly known as the Balkan states: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, and Bulgaria.
The Balkan Mountains form the largest continuous range; other mountainous sections are the so-called Dinaric Alps along the Adriatic coast, the Rhodope chain between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Maritsa Valley, the Pindus range in northwestern Greece, and isolated summits of historical importance, including Mounts Olympus, Pelion, and Óssa in Greece.
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 balkan scissors
The highest mountain of the region is Musala in Bulgaria at 2925 m, with Mount Olympus in Greece, the throne of Zeus, being second at 2919 m and Vihren in Bulgaria being the third at 2914.
On the coasts the climate is Mediterranean, in the inland it is moderate continental.
Balkan Beat Box is a progression of this style of music, taking a worldly approach to the music of their ancestors, and evolving it to include not only the region of the world that they personally emigrated from, but also to incorporate the musical styles from their parents and grandparents birthplaces.
balkan-scissors.blogspot.com   (2282 words)

 DN TOURS Culture & Adventure Travel: Turkmenistan - Balkan velayat
Balkan velayat is situated in the western part of the peninsula located to the east of the Caspian sea coast between the gulf of Karabogaz-gol and Turkmenbashi city.
The southwest of Balkan velayat lies in a dry subtropical zone that is good for such valuable fruit trees as fig, pomegranate, olive, pistachio, and other trees.
The tourist itineraries about Balkan normally include a rest at the Caspian coastline and the trips to historic monuments that are so numerous in this ancient lands, as well as a visit to a wonderful, fantastically beautiful subtropical area of Turkmenistan, that is the valley of Sambar situated in Garrygalin district.
www.dntours.com /balkan/balkan.htm   (411 words)

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The Balkan Mountain population is concentrated in the Central Balkan National Park and is the smallest in the country.
Within the park's boundaries are both northern and southern mountain slopes, with their rich biotic and cenotic diversity, allowing for the migration of a large number of bird and large mammal species to the protected areas on a seasonal basis (Spiridonov, unpub.).
The Central Balkan Range is one of the cleanest areas in the country, but the dangers of pollution - posed, for example, by the plant in Srednogorie, the chain of plants at Sopot, Karlovo, and Kazanlak, and the plants in the industrial towns to the north - should not be overlooked.
www.worldwildlife.org /bsp/publications/europe/bulgaria/bulgaria32.html   (14117 words)

 The Balkans: The Mountainous Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Balkan farmer may raise wheat in the fertile valleys of Romania, northeastern Yugoslavia, and northern Bulgaria; or olives, fruit, and tobacco in peninsular Greece and the Greek islands; or specialty crops like tobacco and roses for perfume in southern Bulgaria.
Balkan farmers regularly live grouped together in small communities, hamlets, or villages, from which in the early mornings they stream out in all directions to work their fields.
Despite its long seacoasts, washed by the Adriatic on the west and the Black Sea on the east, the wide northern portion of the Balkans is in general not maritime—partly because in the west the mountains run along the coast, with few seaports and few passages inland.
www.historians.org /projects/GIRoundtable/Balkans/Balkans1.htm   (1586 words)

 Bulgarian Mountains
Geographical science indicates the existence of 37 mountains on the territory of Bulgaria, 36 of them situated in the southern part of the country and the mountain range of Stara Planina is the border between Northern and Southern Bulgaria.
Rila is the sixth highest mountain in Europe and the highest mountain on the Balkan Peninsula (Mt. Moussala 2925 m).
The Rhodope Mountains, the larger part of which are on Bulgarian territory (a smaller part is in Greece), are the second in area and one of the most interesting of our mountains in relation to flora and fauna, the architecture of the settlements and the cultural traditions of the population.
en.zonebulgaria.com /mountains   (1617 words)

 Balkan Mountains - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Balkan Mountains - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Balkan Mountains, mountain range, south-eastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula, forming a continuation of the Carpathian system.
Balkan Wars, two consecutive wars fought from 1912 to 1913 between Serbia, Montenegro, Greece, Romania, Turkey, and Bulgaria, for the possession of...
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 ---===THE BALKANS===---
The Romans called this mountain range Haemus, and was believed to stretch all the way from Euxinos Pontus (Black sea coast of modern day Turkey) across the Balkan Peninsula and in the other side of the Adriatic Sea in Italy.
The term Balkan, was used for naming, many of the Ottoman Empire’s European mountain ranges, in which most of them run up to the Black Sea, such as Kodja-Balkans (mountains in the area of Soumla Bulgaria), Ungurus-Balkan (Ugric Balkans, referring to the Carpathians) and Emine-Balkan (Emine is Turkish for Amion).
During the 18th century the term Balkan was used only to describe the mountain, not the area as a whole, and the peninsula.
www.geocities.com /the_balkans/name.html   (505 words)

 Geography and ethnic geography of the Balkans to 1500
Geography and ethnic geography of the Balkans to 1500
The Balkan region is a triangular peninsula with a wide northern border, narrowing to a tip as it extends to the south.
To the east, the narrow straits of the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles are a natural pathway between the Balkans and Anatolia, and Asia beyond.
www.lib.msu.edu /sowards/balkan/lecture1.html   (4979 words)

 Balkan dance Introduction
Because Balkan folk dance is not a singularly “ethnic” endeavor in Washington or the United States, Balkan dance is a significant means of cultural identity and community involvement for both ethnic Balkans and other American dancers.
With the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913, the common hatred of Turkish domination fueling the Serbia-Bulgaria-Greece alliance was not enough to sustain territorial duels in Macedonia, and soon the amity collapsed.
Because the experience of political independence is a new one for many Balkan states after the fall of the USSR in 1989-1990, it is often difficult to distinguish one dance form from another, considering that ethnic and regional differences—rather than political lines—are often the more visible characteristics.
www.arts.wa.gov /progFA/balkandance/fabalkandance1.html   (1029 words)

 Monasteries - Balkan - Excursions - Golden sands resort, Varna, Bulgaria
The Stara Planina Mountain range and the Pre-Balkan region are included in the Stara Planina area.
To the north, the mountains wind and smoothly melt into the Pre-Balkan region and the Danube plain; to the south steep mountain slopes tower above a series of tectonic hollows and fields.
The Central Balkan biosphere reserve that includes century old beech forests is situated in the central Stara Planina.
www.goldensands.bg /excursions/monasteries-balkan.asp   (931 words)

 Bulgaria - Geography
The Maritsa with its tributaries is by far the largest draining all of the western Thracian Plain, all of the Sredna Gora, the southern slopes of the Balkan Mountains, and the northern slopes of the eastern Rhodopes.
The barrier effect of the Balkan Mountains is felt throughout the country: on the average, northern Bulgaria is about one degree cooler and receives about 192 more millimeters of rain than southern Bulgaria.
The Balkan Mountains are the southern boundary of the area in which continental air masses circulate freely.
countrystudies.us /bulgaria/23.htm   (2826 words)

 Identity Card
Other Bulgarian mountains are the Central Massif [Sredna Gora] (which is separated from the main Balkan mountains by a fault), Vitosha mountains [Vitosha], Strandja mountains [Strandja], The Rodopes mountains, the Rila mountains, and the Pirin mountains.
The famed Valley of Roses is wedged between the central Balkans and the Central Massif were hundred of thousands of roses are in bloom in May and June.
The Balkan Mountains are the northern limit of the climatic zone.
www.geocities.com /csne_bulgaria/IDENTITY.HTM   (632 words)

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The Balkan Mountains rise on the eastern border of Yugoslavia, and extend eastward through central Bulgaria.
The Second Balkan War began with a Bulgarian attack on the Greeks and Serbs on the night of June 29-30, 1913: The second war was shorter, but much bloodier, than the first.
Bulgaria and Turkey were the only Balkan countries on the side of Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. France became a leading ally of the Balkans during World War I. After World War I, Serbia, Montenegro, and territories to the north of them were combined in the kingdom that would later be called Yugoslavia.
www.balkan-archive.org.yu /kosta/history/balkan.html   (1117 words)

 Eastern Europe: The Balkans (Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia)
In some parts of the world, "sacred traditions" have deep, tormented roots in the distant past; when these explode violently in the immediate present and threaten to drag many peoples into ruin, it is crucial to examine both the ancient roots, their paths of transmission, and their contemporary manifestations.
This is not to focus blame on the Balkans, nor to "demonize" the monotheistic and patriarchal Catholic, Orthodox, and Moslem traditions of the peoples now inhabiting that peninsula.
It is, rather, to see the Balkans as a mirror of hatreds running rampant throughout the West, and to see where countries far distant from this small peninsula nevertheless bear much of the responsibility for exacerbating and manipulating old hatreds.
www.mythinglinks.org /euro~east~balkans.html   (890 words)

 Balkan Connection - Business & Opportunities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Balkans are sometimes referred to as the Balkan peninsula as they are surrounded by the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, Marmara and Black seas from the southwest, south and southeast.
The northern border of the Balkan peninsula is generally considered be the line formed by the Danube, Sava and Kupa rivers and a segment connecting the spring of the Kupa with the Kvarner Bay.
The Balkan nations began to regain their independence in the 19th century, and in 1912-1913 a Balkan League reduced Turkey''''s territory to its present extent in the Balkan Wars.
www.balkans.eu.com   (2978 words)

 Balkanology :: Overview :: Scenic train journeys in the Balkans
The mountainous terrain that covers so much of the Balkans has hindered the development of railways, but it ensures that the lines that do exist often pass through interesting landscapes.
Near Sinaia the valley narrows and the Bucegi Mountains appear as a wall of rock towering over the train on the western side; to the east the slopes are gentler.
Away from the main mountain ranges, travel through Transylvania in general is very pleasant, with large areas of open countryside.
www.balkanology.com /overview/article_scenicrailways.html   (1728 words)

 The Balkan Peninsula (The Balkans) - Capermen - by Capermen
The Balkans is the historic and geographic name used to describe a region of south-eastern Europe.
The Balkans are sometimes referred to as the «Balkan Peninsula» as they are surrounded by water on three sides: the Black Sea to the east and branches of the Mediterranean Sea to the south and west (including the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean and Marmara seas).
For example, Romania is also labelled a 'Balkanic country' even if this is not compliant with either its initial meaning or later evolutions of the term.
my.opera.com /capermen/blog/show.dml/461692   (1531 words)

 Shipka Pass 1877   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This town close to the Russian lines of communication to the Balkan passes became the key to the campaign.
The left and right columns occupied mountain positions either side of the pass but the two central columns were repulsed in front of the main trenches.
Whilst this force assembled the Russians were on the defensive along the Balkan mountain passes.
members.aol.com /balkandave/shipka.htm   (1466 words)

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The Balkan Mountains are nowhere near Slovenia - not physically and not geographically.
From Western Balkan Mountains to Slovenia is approximately 1,000 km, therefore, it is absurd to call Slovenia a Western Balkan state.
Jansa, at 47, is one of the new generation of Balkan leaders, who fought the Yugoslav authoritarian regime as a student activist in the late 1980s.
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 Balkans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first time the name "Balkan" was used in the West for the mountain range in Bulgaria was in a letter by Buonaccorsi Callimarco, an Italian humanist, writer and diplomat in 1490.
An English traveler, John Morritt, introduced this term into the English literature at the end of the 18th century, and other authors started applying the name to the wider area between the Adriatic and the Black Sea.
The concept of the “Balkan peninsula” was created by the German geographer August Zeune in 1808 [2].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Balkan   (2889 words)

 Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
For the purposes of this study the Balkans will be taken as the Eastern Mediterranean peninsula bounded by the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean and Black seas.
The word Balkan comes from the Turkish for a chain of wooded mountains.
From the Carpathians in the north through the Transylvanian Alps to the Balkan Mountains themselves.
members.aol.com /balkandave/wbintro.htm   (237 words)

 Transbalkan trek | trekking tour in Bulgaria | Balkan Mountains trek | Mt. Botev | Beklemeto | Sofia | natural reserves ...
We climb Mt. Botev - the highest peak of the Balkan Mountains (2376 m a.s.l.) and enjoy the imposing view of the low-lying mountain of Sredna Gora and the fertile Thracian Valley.
The huts in the mountains lie like pearls on a thread and there are walking paths in between.
From the peak the track weaves among the rocky slopes of the mount to the precipice of the Southern Dzhendem, passing at the end by the Heavenly rocks and the Heavens waterfall (Raiskoto pruskalo).
www.infohub.com /TRAVEL/SIT/sit_pages/17553.html   (722 words)

 Balkan Wars - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Balkan Wars - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Balkan Peninsula, peninsula in south-eastern Europe, bounded on the east by the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea,...
In the First Balkan War (1912-1913) (Balkan Wars), Bulgaria, allied with Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece, defeated Turkey.
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 Property for sale in Veliko Turnovo, Lovech, Sliven and Gabrovo.
Bordering on the Central Balkan National Park, the area has recently begun to flourish as an attractive mountain resort with renovated recreation facilities, new private hotels and modern nightclubs and cafes.
Provides regional Information…the Borovets is the biggest and oldest mountain resort of Bulgaria, situated at the foot of the Rila Mountain.
The Rila Mountain is located between the valley of the Struma river to the west and the Rhodopes mountains to the east…
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 Veliko Tarnovo search results from Balkan Dreams - Bulgarian Properties
SOLD On the outskirts of Elena, at the foot of the Balkan mountains, near ski pistes, not far from Veliko Tarnovo.
SOLD Land on the outskirts of Elena, at the foot of the Balkan mountains, near ski pistes, not far from Veliko Tarnovo.
This peace of forest is located in Bulgarian mountain Stara planina.
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 Balkans (HyperDic hyper-dictionary)
The major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula.
A large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range.
Balkan Wars; Balkan country, Balkan nation, Balkan state; Albania, Republic of Albania; Croatia, Republic of Croatia, Hrvatska; Macedon, Macedonia, Makedonija; Thrace; Macedonia; Turkey, Republic of Turkey; Balkans, Balkan Mountains, Balkan Mountain Range
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