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  Rhodope Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The average annual temperature in the Eastern Rhodope is 12–13° C, the maximum value of precipitation is in December, the minimum is in August.
In the Western Rhodope the temperature varies with 5 to 9° C and the summer rainfalls prevail.
To the North is the valley of the Maritsa river, to the South – the White sea plain, to the West – the valley of the Mesta river, the Avramovi Kolibi saddle, Lyuta Reka, the Yundola Saddle and the river Yadenitca, to the east – the valleys of Borovitza and Arda rivers.
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 Rhodope Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The average annual temperature in the Eastern Rhodope is 12-13° C, the maximum value of precipitation is in December, the minimum is in August.
To the North is the valley of the Maritsa river, to the South - the White sea plain, to the West – the valley of the Mesta river, the Avramovi Kolibi saddle, Lyuta Reka, the Yundola Saddle and the river Yadenitca, to the east - the valleys of Borovitza and Arda rivers.
Temperatures of -15 degrees Celsius are common, and due to this, the Rhodopes are the southernmost place in the Balkans where we can see trees such as Norway Spruce and Silver Birch.
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The latter occur in the Stara Planina Mountains (19 spp.) and in the western Rhodopes (17 spp.).
For Nematoda: the forest habitats of the Rila and Rhodope Mountains, the soil habitats of Sofijska Kotlovina, and the valleys of the Strouma and Mesta Rivers.
For Oligochaeta (Lumbricidae): the Rila, Pirin, Rhodope, Stara Planina, and Vitosha Mountains, the Black Sea coast, and the valleys of the Strouma, Mesta, Maritsa, and Tundzha Rivers.
www.worldwildlife.org /bsp/publications/europe/bulgaria/bulgaria5.html   (6154 words)

 GEF Rhodope Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This makes the Rhodope different from other Bulgarian mountain regions, where settlements are marginally situated, and commonly found in the foothills of the mountains.
However, the Rhodope region has the right conditions for the engagement in organic farming, because its guiding principles of chemical free production, is the primarily form of agriculture used in the Rhodope.
The Rhodope region is one of the finest places in Bulgaria for alternative tourism, and one of the first village that became popular as a place for rural tourism was the village of Momchilovtsi, in the Smolyan Municipality.
www.undp.bg /rhodope/eng/livelihoods.php   (418 words)

 BULGARIA - LoveToKnow Article on BULGARIA
The chain of Rhodope proper radiates to the east; owing to the retrocession of territory already mentioned, its central ridge no longer completely coincides with the Bulgarian boundary, but two of its principal summits, Sytk (7179 ft.) and Karlyk (6828 ft.), are within the frontier.
The cock of the woods (Tetrao urogallus) is found in the Balkan and Rhodope forests, the wild pheasant in the Tunja valley, the bustard (Otis tarda) in the Eastern Rumelian plain.
The flora of the Balkans corresponds with that of the Carpathians; the Rila and Rhodope group is rich in purely indigenous types combined with those of the central European Alps and the mountains of Asia Minor.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BU/BULGARIA.htm   (19741 words)

 Encyclopedia: Rhodope mountains
Shiroka Polyana is a dam situated in the Western Rhodopes mountains in Bulgaria The dam is situated 30 km south of Batak, on the road to Dospat.
The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2.
Arda is a river in Bulgaria which begins in the Rhodope Mountains near the town of Smolyan, flowing 290 kilometres eastward past Kurdzhali and Ivaylovgrad then enters the Maritsa, just west of Edirne, Turkey.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rhodope-mountains   (1181 words)

According to the Greek mythology The Rhodope Mountain is the birthplace of Orpheus and Euridica.
This part of the Rhodope Mountain which is also known as Mid Rhodopes has for its administrative center the city of Smolyan (a town with 31 000 inhabitants).The region is situated 250 km southeast of the capital of Bulgaria Sofia.
Pamporovo, known as the pearl of the Rhodope Mountain, is the biggest ski center in Bulgaria - the length of the ski tracks there is 25 km., there are 5 lifts and 10 ski trails.
www.rozhen.com   (688 words)

 BGGLOBE - Bulgaria travel guide, аccomodation in Bulgaria, tourism, landmarks, holidays, vacations, sea, mountain, ...
The Rhodopes Mountains are some of the oldest mountains in Bulgaria.
The average annual temperature in the Eastern Rhodope is 12-13oC, the maximum value of precipitation is in December, the minimum is in August.
In the Western Rhodope the temperature varies with 5 to 9oC and the summer rainfalls prevail.
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The 'Blue Eyes of the Rila' are the most striking legacy of the period of glaciation, as almost 190 glacial lakes lie scattered throughout the mountains, with Ledenoto Ezero at the northern base of Mt. Musala being the highest glacial lake in the Balkan Peninsula.
The Rhodope is comprised of an ancient block of crystalline schists, limestones and granite, first uplifted during the Palaeozoic era and then subject of a long inactive period during which it was gradually eroded and levelled.
In the west there is a typical karst terrain of limestone rocks pitted with caves and scored with deep gorges, whereas in the east much younger igneous rocks give rise to an interesting landscape of wind and rain weathered rock formations in the shape of mushrooms and pinnacles.
www.penbro.com /their_geology.html   (455 words)

 Dr. Barbara Cellarius: Forest Restitution and Resource Management in the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
In the case of the central Rhodope, for example, most of the documents were distributed by early 2001.
Many forests owners in my central Rhodope field sites received their forests in a form (as co-property or joint-property in named forest massifs -- something like shares in a piece of real estate) that essentially requires that they be managed jointly, although the form that management takes can vary.
For all these reasons, it comes as no surprise that during the summer and fall of 2001, many of the new forest owners in the central Rhodope were busy creating forestry cooperatives and other organizations for the joint management of forests.
www.eth.mpg.de /people/cellarius/c-project.html   (1332 words)

 Plovdiv Guide and Plovdiv - the Tourism, Tradition and Culture Center of Bulgaria
Tourists, visiting the Rhodope Mountains for the very first time, remain astounded and charmed by the lush meadows full of multi-colored flowers, imposing spruce woods studded with wild strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
The Middle Rhodope Mountains reach to the Vucha River to the east, and to the lower course of the Arda River, the biggest one in the Rhodope Mountains.
The Rhodope village of Orehovo is situated south 10 km south of the village of Hvoyna, in the river valley of the Oreshitsa River.
www.plovdivcityguide.com /newsfiles/news.php?id=404%E2%8C%A9_id=1   (623 words)

 Fun Fact Quiz 3.0 Answer 10a   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rhodope "was by birth a Thracian, the slave of Iadmon, son of Hephaestopolis of Samos, and fellow-slave of Aesop the fable writer." The Greek rhetorician Aelian (teaching in Rome circa 200 b.c.e.) related a story about Rhodope: Her slipper was snatched by an eagle while she was bathing.
When Herodotus visited Egypt he was told that Rhodope had built one of the pyramids but Herodotus was too well educated to believe such a thing.
Rhodope and Aesop are usually placed in the time frame: 620 - 560 b.c.e.
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 Bulgaria tours, book a tour on-line - The Wines Of Bulgaria
The Rhodopes are one of the cradles of European civilization.
Although inhabited for thousands of years, the Rhodopes still harbor in their bosom wild places that seem to be untouched by humans.
The Rhodopes are one of the few mountain ranges in Europe where the Brown Bear and Wolf still breeds.
www.bulgariatours.com /rhodopes-tour03.shtml   (888 words)

The East Rhodope region is located in the Southeastern Bulgaria with an area of 4 035,8 square km and a population of 214 000.
The City of Kardjali is the heart of the Region with a population of 50 000.
Eastern Rhodopes Region occupies the central southern part of the country; To the West- the Plovdiv and Smolian Region; to the North- the Haskovo and St.Zagora region and to the South- Turkey and Greece.The location of the town of Kardjali is in the heart of the region.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/2866/rhodope.html   (1621 words)

 Rhodope Geodynamic Hazards-Conference Programm
The international conference - "Geodynamic hazards, Late Alpine tectonics and neotectonics of the Rhodope Region" aimed to open a broad discussion on the principal features of the Late Alpine tectonics and neotectonics of the central parts of the Balkan peninsula (Rhodope Region) and the related geodynamic hazards (earthquakes, landslides).
The problems of the geodynamic hazards are extremely important in the Aegean region and the surrounding Balkan Peninsula (cored by the Rhodope region) and Anatolia.
The Palaeogene Padesh and Padala grabens and the rifting along the neotectonic Kraishtid (Strouma) lineament in Neogene and Quaternary times have been also shown, and evidence critical for the invalidation of the so-called "Djerman detachment" (the so-called "autoclastic breccia" is in fact Oligocene conglomerate and sandstone with coal lenses!) has been verified by the participants.
www.geology.bas.bg /rgh/rhodgeodynhaz.html   (825 words)

 Trekking in the Rhodope mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Rhodope Mountains is excellent for hiking and skiing.
This offer covers the most beautiful part of the Rhodopes - venerable pine forests, deep canyons, villages and towns with authentic national architecture.
During the tour the trekking will be given the chance to visit some of the most attractive sites, climb magnificent peaks and enjoy the picturesque scenery of the Rhodopes.
www.vegena-bg.com /tours/trrhodope.html   (159 words)

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Because of several biogeographic factors - the Rhodope Mountains are the oldest dry land on the Balkan Peninsula; the continental and Mediterranean climatic influences meet on their territory; and they were not glaciated during the quaternary period - the Rhodopes are home to a rather rich and varied flora and fauna.
The Rhodope Mountains are thus recognized as the richest massif in the Balkan Peninsula in terms of plant taxa.
The Rhodope Mountains are the stronghold of the spruce (Picea excelsa) in Bulgaria.
www.worldwildlife.org /bsp/publications/europe/bulgaria/bulgaria29.html   (16990 words)

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Its main objectives are the promotion of sustainable development in the whole Rhodope Mountain region; the establishment of a stable balance of uses of the Rhodope Mountain resources for the purposes of tourism, recreation, and traditional land uses; and conservation of the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the area.
For example, in the Rhodope Mountain region, land use practices that have been in place for a thousand years or longer have supported the survival and preservation of representative biological communities that are extremely rich in biological diversity.
In the Pirin region, the percentage is 94%; in the Rhodopes, 95%; in the Central Balkans, 88.4%; and in Strandzha, 81%.
www.worldwildlife.org /bsp/publications/europe/bulgaria/bulgaria28.html   (16215 words)

 LateJ - Rhodope Geodynamic Hazards
Intense folding and denudation were followed by northeast-vergent thrusting of the Morava Superunit over the folded Struma Superunit (the formations of the Nish-Troyan flysch trough included), and thrusting of the Ograzhden Unit over the Pirin Unit of the Rhodope Superunit.
Most typically, the Mid Cretaceous, Late Cretaceous, Palaeogene and Early Neogene thrusts cut obliquely and displace the Nish-Troyan flysch trough that was also displaced by Palaeogene and Neogene right-lateral strike-slip faults of the Struma Lineament.
The dry lands South of the basin had been built up mostly of the metamorphic and igneous rocks of the Rhodope Massif (s.l.), and possessed mostly a low relief.
www.geology.bas.bg /rgh/latej.html   (622 words)

 Upland Rhodope Project
Upland Rhodope Ethnoarchaeological Project (UREP) was initiated in 1985 by Dr. Nikos Efstratiou, archaeologist in the Museum of Komotini and later Associate Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, University of Thessaloniki.
The main area of study which lasted for a number of years was the Pomak village of Sarakini, in the Rhodope mountains and close to the Greek-Bulgarian border.
From the study of the community΄s space arrangement and use, the subsistence strategies, agricultural and pastoral activities, storage and abandonment practices and economic choices to sociocultural issues such as the construction of ethnic identity.
users.auth.gr /~efstrati/Upland_Rhodope_Project/upland_rhodope_project.html   (283 words)

 Greek Mythology: RHODOPE Naiad Nymph of Mount Rhodope in Ciconia, Thrace
Greek Mythology: RHODOPE Naiad Nymph of Mount Rhodope in Ciconia, Thrace
RHODOPE was a NAIAS NYMPHE of Kikonia in Thrake, north of Greece, a daughter of the River-God Hebros.
She married Haimos a son of Boreas and the two initiated a cult in Thrake calling themselves Zeus and Hera.
www.theoi.com /Nymphe/NympheRhodope.html   (175 words)

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Bonev, N. Tokachka shear zone southwest of Krumovgrad in the Eastern Rhodope, Bulgaria: an extensional detachment.- Ann.
Structure and kinematics of Kesebir granite-gneiss dome, Eastern Rhodopes.- Compt.
Bonev, N. Stampfli, G. Mesozoic units in SE Rhodope (Bulgaria): new structural and petrologic data and geodynamic implications for the Early Jurassic to Mid-Cretaceous evolution of the Vardar ocean basin.
www.uni-sofia.bg /faculties/geo/geol_paleont/tektonika/nbonev.htm   (293 words)

 Dimo Dimov publications
Lithostratigraphic Division of the Metamorphic Rocks from the Autochthonous Complex of the Central Rhodopes between the Upper Course of Chepelarska River and the Vacha Valley.
Implications of shear-sense criteria for the tectonic evolution of the Central Rhodope massif, southern Bulgaria.
Dimov, D. Ductile shear-zones and shear-sense of the synmetamorphic tectonic transport in the metamorphic rocks from the Central Rhodopes (Shiroka Laka and Vacha valleys.
www.uni-sofia.bg /faculties/geo/geol_paleont/tektonika/dimopbl.htm   (937 words)

 Transitions Abroad Publishing
You can sample Rhodope meals, such as katmi, thick pancakes baked on a fire stove, or kapama, meat and vegetable stew cooked in a clay pot for eight hours.
Half of the Rhodope region’s population is Bulgarian Muslim (Pomack) and Turkish.
In the picturesque village of Kovatchevitsa, nestled in the western Rhodope, a couple from Sofia has bought an 18th century house and restored it to its original appearance.
www.transitionsabroad.com /listings/travel/articles/travelmar2.shtml   (882 words)

 UNDP helps the Rhodopes - Business news
According to UNDP Resident Representative Marta Ruedas, the Rhodopes are of European significance and the implementation of this project might put them among the national priorities.
The Western Rhodopes park has a territory of 8000 square metres and boasts 572 caves and natural sights such as the Chudnite Mostove (Wonder Bridges) and the Trigrad Gorge.
The Eastern Rhodope park has 50 per cent of the Bulgarian flora species and is home to 22 mammals that are considered endangered in the rest of Europe.
www.sofiaecho.com /article/undp-helps-the-rhodopes/id_5947/catid_23   (300 words)

GOAL: Globally significant biodiversity is protected by conserving the biological and cultural mosaic of habitats, species and land uses that comprise the Eastern and Western Rhodope landscapes.
The objective of this project is the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in the Rhodope Mountains of southern Bulgaria.
The Rhodope is an ancient, European cultural landscape where productive uses of forestry and agriculture predominate and protected areas are small and scattered.
www.gefonline.org /projectDetails.cfm?projID=1042   (230 words)

 Discover-Bulgaria.com - Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some of them are the Rhodope lily, the Rhodope Pasque flower, the Rhodope violet and the eternal Rhodope flower, named Haberlea Rhodopensis.
Bulgarian Revival architecture models could be seen in the Shiroka Luka village (the Blue House), in the town of Smolyan (the Pangalov House, the Cheshitev and the Pamporov Houses, etc.), in Chepelare, Momchilovtzi, Smilian, Batak (the Balinova and the Sharova Houses).
The masterpieces of the Rhodope architecture could be seen in the westernmost part of the mountain.
www.discover-bulgaria.com /Articles.aspx?ProductID=266   (730 words)

 YEE Member Organisations
EO – Rhodope is registered in June 1997 and is a successor to the Youth Section of the Bulgarian Society for the Conservation of the Rhodope Mountains, which was founded in April 1992.
What unites them is their love for the beautiful Rhodope Mountains, as well as their desire to create understanding, through action, of the protection and conservation of the unique natural diversity and cultural resources of the Rhodopes.
YEO – Rhodope is a member of BALKAN NET, YEE (Youth and Environment Europe), and CEEWEB (Central and Eastern European Working Group for Enhancement of Biodeversity).
www.yee.ecn.cz /bulgaria.html   (165 words)

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