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Municipality Gurmen

Gurmen municipalityThe Garmen Municipality is located in southwestern Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad province), in the recesses of the Western Rhodopes. It encompasses parts of the Mesta River valley and the slopes of the Dabrashki part of the Rhodopes. Garmen municipality borders the municipalities of Bansko, Gotse Delchev, Hadzhidimovo, Satovcha and Velingrad. Most of its territory is with mountainous relief, 281,228,000 sq. m are forests fund and 70,854,000 sq. m are agricultural land. Deposits of lignite are found near Baldevo village, and thermal mineral water springs near Ognyanovo village. The climate is transitional Mediterranean influenced by mountainous climate in the highland.
The high nature potential, the combination of varied relief shapes with favorable climate make Garmen Municipality an attractive place for recreation and tourism. The following villages are of particular interest to tourists: Garmen - with the impressive remains of the ancient town Nikopolis ad Nestum; Ognyanovo - with its famous curative Ognyanovo mineral baths; Leshten holiday village; Kovachevitsa architecture reserve with the church St. Nicola and the interesting archeological and natural sites near the village; Osikovo - with the longest cave in Dabrash, Manoilovata Doupka cave; and Ribnovo village with its national customs lifestyle and traditions.

Quick facts about Municipality Gurmen

In Bulgarian (Native transliteraion): Община Гърмен
Other transliteration(s): Garmen
Region: South-Western planing region of Bulgaria
District: Blagoevgrad district
Municipality: Gurmen municipality
Latitude: 41.5999985
Longtitude: 23.8166695
Altitude: 6
Area Size: 388.479km2
Population: 16382 people (2005)

Photos Municipality Gurmen (79) »


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News Municipality Gurmen (14) »

2010-03-15 The mayor of Ribnovo expelled form his party (Politics)
2009-09-17 Police from Gotse Delchev sized illegal alcohol of company from village of Garmen (Accidents)
2009-07-06 Ribnovo holds the record in vote buying - 250 EUR (Politics)
2009-06-19 Ognianovo village turns into a spa resort (Travel)
2009-03-16 Investigations against mayor of Gurmen and teacher from Ribnovo for spreading radical Islam (Accidents)
2009-03-16 Garmen mayor Bashev returns as hero after he was investigated for radical Islam (Accidents)
2009-02-06 The two children who were killed in Osigovo were buried today (Society)
2009-02-05 Murder from Osikovo arested in village of Skrebatno (Accidents)
2009-02-05 Man from village of Osigovo slaughters his own kids (Accidents)
2008-02-21 School bus overturns; four children injured (Accidents)

External links Municipality Gurmen

www.garmen-bg.com (Gurmen)
About Gurmen (Gurmen)
bulgaria.domino.bg (Gurmen)
leshten.hit.bg (Leshten)
www.kovachevica.com (Kovachevitsa)
gimnazia-ribnovo.com (Ribnovo)
www.ribnovo.com (Ribnovo)
ribnovo.googlepages.com (Ribnovo)
www.pomak.eu (Ribnovo)
www.ribnovo.net (Ribnovo)

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