Dobrinishte

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Dobrinishte
Добринище
Dobrinishte
Dobrinishte
Dobrinishte is located in Bulgaria
Dobrinishte
Dobrinishte
Location of Dobrinishte
Coordinates: 41°49′16″N 23°33′44″E / 41.82111°N 23.56222°E / 41.82111; 23.56222Coordinates: 41°49′16″N 23°33′44″E / 41.82111°N 23.56222°E / 41.82111; 23.56222
Country Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Municipality
(Obshtina)
Bansko
Government
 • Mayor Kitan Galchev (GERB)
Elevation 842 m (2,762 ft)
Population (15.12.2010)
 • Total 2,749
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 2777
Area code(s) 07447

Dobrinishte (Bulgarian: Добринище) is a small town and ski resort in the Blagoevgrad Province, Bansko Municipality, southwestern Bulgaria. As of 2006 it has 2973 inhabitants. It is located 6 km east of Bansko, a famous winter resort. It has an altitude of 850 m and is surrounded by the Rila, Pirin, and Rhodope mountains. Dobrinishte offers good conditions for both winter and summer tourism: beautiful nature, hospitable population, ski runs, mineral waters and opportunities for rural and ecotourism. According to legends and song, between 6th and 15th century Dobrinishte was a Bulgarian stronghold which halted the Byzantines from invading the country from the valley of the Mesta River.

Dobrinishte is also a terminal station of the scenic Septemvri-Dobrinishte narrow gauge line from Septemvri (on the Sofia-Plovdiv line).

The village is a famous spa resort with 17 mineral springs with temperature of 30-43°C. The water is used to cure different diseases.

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