Parks and national park "Central Balkan"




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National park "Central Balkan" includes the highest and most beautiful part of Central Stara Planina. Within its boundaries are included 9 natural reserves, 1 protected area and 15 natural monuments. This is one of the most valuable and largest protected areas in Europe - the second category according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Park and eight of its reserves are in the List of protected areas representative of the UN, and 4 of them are part of a global network of biosphere reserves under the program "Man and Biosphere Program of UNESCO. The park is located highest on the Balkan Peninsula vopopad "Raisko spraying" with a drop of 125 m.