Kulata

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Kulata
Кулата
Village
Kulata is located in Bulgaria
Kulata
Kulata
Location in Bulgaria
Coordinates: 41°23′15″N 23°21′50″E / 41.38750°N 23.36389°E / 41.38750; 23.36389
Country  Bulgaria
Province Blagoevgrad
Municipality Petrich
Government
 • Mayor Dimitar Manolev (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 8.27 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Elevation 105 m (344 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 834
Postal code 2868
Area code(s) 07425
Vehicle registration Е

Coordinates: 41°23′15″N 23°21′50″E / 41.38750°N 23.36389°E / 41.38750; 23.36389

Kulata checkpoint on the Bulgarian-Greek border

Kulata (Bulgarian: Кулата, "the tower", Greek: Κούλατα) is a village in Petrich Municipality, Blagoevgrad Province, in southwestern Bulgaria. As of 2006 it has 892 inhabitants and the mayor is Dimitar Manolev. The village is a major border checkpoint on the border with Greece. The community of Promachonas in Serres regional unit lies across the border.

The first-class European route E79 and the railway from Sofia to Thessaloniki pass through the village. It will be an important stop on the Struma motorway.