Balkan Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointBotev (2376 m/7795 ft)
CountriesBulgaria (69%), Serbia (17%), Romania (14%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesTulcea (7%), Constanţa (6%), Brăila (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area108,819 sq km / 42,015 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent381 km / 237 mi North-South
692 km / 430 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long43° 44' N; 27° 10' E
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Map of Balkan Mountains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Balkan Mountains.
Balkan PeninsulaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Dinaric AlpsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Greek-Albanian RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Balkan MountainsLevel 3
         Macedonia-ThraceLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Greek IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Balkan Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Balkan Mountains

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The gently sloping summit of Midžor in clouds from the ski area of Babin Zub (2013-07-06). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Šiljak - the highest peak of Rtanj Mountain. And the highest peak of the Serbian Carpathians Photo by Szaniszló Uherkovich.
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