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Blagoevgrad Province

Област Благоевград
Location o Blagoevgrad Province in Bulgarie
Location o Blagoevgrad Province in Bulgarie
 • GovrenorBiser Mihajlov
 • Total6449.5 km2 (2,490.2 sq mi)
 (Census February 2011)[1]
 • Total323,552
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
License plateE

Blagoevgrad Province (Bulgarie: област Благоевград, oblast Blagoevgrad or Благоевградска област, Blagoevgradska oblast), kent as Pirin Macedonie an aw[2][3][4][5] (Bulgarie: Пиринска Македония, Pirinska Makedoniya), is a province (oblast) o soothwastren Bulgarie. It borders fower ither Bulgarie provinces tae the north an east, tae the Greek region o Macedonie tae the sooth, an the North Macedonie tae the wast. The province haes 14 municipalities wi 12 touns. Its principal ceety is Blagoevgrad, while ither significant touns include Bansko, Gotse Delchev, Melnik, Petrich, Razlog, Sandanski an Simitli.


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  1. Census 2011
  2. Dr. Boryana Buzhashka, Director of the Archives State Agency. We publish our documents on the population of Pirin Macedonia. Focus News Agency, 7 May 2009. (in Bulgarian)
  3. Program for the development of tourism in Sandanski Municipality Archived 2009-02-06 at the Wayback Machine. Bulgaria State Agency for Tourism, 2004. (in Bulgarian)
  4. Pirin Macedonia is becoming a hit in rural tourism Archived 2015-05-22 at the Wayback Machine. Monitor Daily, Sofia, 26 December 2007. (in Bulgarian)
  5. Legends from Bulgaria - Macedonia. Bulgarian National Radio, 2 March 2005. (in Bulgarian)