Belogradchik Fortress (Bulgaria)

Belogradchik Fortress in Bulgaria

The Belogradchik Fortress ,also known as Kaleto (Калето, “the fortress” from Turkish kale), is an ancient fortress located on the north slopes of the Balkan Mountains, close to the northwestern Bulgarian town of Belogradchik,and is the town’s primary cultural and historical tourist attraction, drawing, together with the Belogradchik Rocks, the main flow of tourists into the region.

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It is one of the best-preserved strongholds in Bulgaria and a cultural monument of national importance.

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria ( Bulgarian: България) , officially the Republic of Bulgaria , is a country in southeastern Europe. Sofia is the capital and largest city.

It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe’s 16th-largest country.

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Bulgaria’s population of 7.4 million people is predominantly urbanised and mainly concentrated in the administrative centres of its 28 provinces.

The majority of the population, or 72.5 percent, reside in urban areas , approximately one-sixth of the total population is concentrated in Sofia. Bulgarians are the main ethnic group and comprise 84.8 percent of the population. Turkish and Roma minorities comprise 8.8 and 4.9 percent, respectively; some 40 smaller minorities comprise 0.7 percent, and 0.8 percent do not self-identify with an ethnic group.

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