|Elevation||2,376 m (7,795 ft) |
|Prominence||1,567 m (5,141 ft) |
|Location||Central Balkan National Park, Bulgaria|
|Parent range||Balkan Mountains|
|Easiest route||a two and a half hour climb from Ray Resthouse (1,560 m) at the south foot|
Botev Peak (Bulgarian: Връх Ботев, Vrah Botev) is, at 2,376 metres (7,795 ft) above sea level, the highest peak of the Balkan Mountains. It is located close to the geographic centre of Bulgaria, and is part of the Central Balkan National Park.
A weather station and a radio tower (opened on 10 July 1966) that covers 65% of the country are located on Botev Peak. The average temperature is −8.9 °C (16.0 °F) in January and 7.9 °C (46.2 °F) in July.
"Botev Peak" is the main facility of Bulgarian FM and TV broadcasting network. The situation at the top near the geographical center of Bulgaria contribute to national radio broadcasts and television broadcast here to cover more than 65% throughout the country, also in parts of Romania and Turkey.
Channels listed by frequency
|Radio programme||FM frequency||ERP||Remarks|
|BNR Hristo Botev||92,20 MHz||117.5 kW (10 kW TRP)||1966-2003: 72.44 MHz|
|1977-1998: 71.66 MHz (to 1992: Programme Orpheus/Znanie; to 1998: Radio Plovdiv)|
|BNR Horizont||100,90 MHz||117.5 kW (10 kW TRP)||1966-2003: 70.88 MHz|
|National Multiplex 2 - "Pleven" Zone (bTV, Nova, BNT 1, BNT 2, BNT HD, Bulgaria On Air)||57||20 kW (3 kW TRP)||Radiation in direction North|
Analogue television (prior to 2013)
|BNT 1||11||~100 kW (20 kW TRP)|
|bTV||24||~100 kW (40 kW TRP)||1975-2000: Efir 2|
- "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
- "Предавател България • Радио и телевизия от връх Ботев, Radio & Television from Botev peak". Predavatel.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- Information and pictures from Predavatel.com (Bulgarian)
- Gallery of Botev Peak
- "Botev, Bulgaria" on Peakbagger
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