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Vihren

Highest point of Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vihren (Bulgarian: Вихрен [ˈvixrɛn]) is the highest peak of Bulgaria's Pirin Mountains. Reaching 2,914 metres (9,560 ft), it is Bulgaria's second and the Balkans' third highest, after Musala and Mount Olympus.[2] Although due to the karst topography Vihren is deprived of lakes and streams, a number of Pirin's lakes are located around the peak, as is Europe's southernmost glacial mass, the Snezhnika glacieret.[3] Until 1942 Vihren was known as Eltepe (peak of storms); it was also called Buren (stormy) and Malnienosets (lightning-bringer).[4] The UNESCO World Heritage Site Pirin National Park was originally known as the Vihren National Park.[5] Vihren is included in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria under No. 2.[6]

Quick facts: Vihren, Highest point, Elevation, Promin...
Vihren
Вихрен
Vihren from the north
Highest point
Elevation2,914 m (9,560 ft)[1]
Prominence1,783 m (5,850 ft)[1]
ListingUltra
Coordinates41°46′04″N 23°24′03″E[1]
Geography
Vihren
Location in Bulgaria
LocationBlagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria
Parent rangePirin Mountains
Climbing
Easiest routeHike/scramble from Vihren refuge
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