List of protected areas of Bulgaria

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This is a list of protected areas in Bulgaria which includes 3 national parks, 11 nature parks and 55 nature reserves.[1] The national policy for governing and management of the protected areas is implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Water. The first nature park in Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula is Vitosha Nature Park, established in 1934.

National Parks[edit]

  World Heritage Site or part of a World Heritage Site
Name Photo Location Area Established
Central Balkan National Park Panorama Ray hut & Botev peak.jpg Lovech Province, Gabrovo Province, Sofia Province, Plovdiv Province and Stara Zagora Province 716.69 km² 1991
Pirin National Park Pirin-mountains-Bansko.jpg Blagoevgrad Province 403.56 km² 1962
Rila National Park Rila 7 lakes circus panorama edit1.jpg Blagoevgrad Province, Kyustendil Province, Pazardzhik Province and Sofia Province 810.46 km² 1992

Nature Parks[edit]

Name Photo Location Area Established
Belasitsa Nature Park Kongur IMG 4580.jpg Blagoevgrad Province 117.32 km² 2007
Bulgarka Nature Park Bulgarka2.JPG Gabrovo Province, Stara Zagora Province and Veliko Tarnovo Province 217.72 km² 2002
Golden Sands Nature Park Zlatni park3.JPG Varna Province 13.20 km² 1947
Persina Nature Park Danube at belene.jpg Pleven Province and Veliko Tarnovo Province 217.62 km² 2000
Rila Monastery Nature Park Rila klooster.jpeg Kyustendil Province 252.53 km² 2000
Rusenski Lom Nature Park Village of Cherven.jpg Ruse Province 32.60 km² 1970
Sinite Kamani Nature Park Bulgaria-Karandila-05.jpg Sliven Province 113.80 km² 1980
Shumen Plateau Nature Park Rock-hewn Churches of Osmar 11.jpg Shumen Province 39.3 km² 1980
Strandzha Nature Park Zmveleka.jpg Burgas Province 1,161.00 km² 1995
Vitosha Nature Park Aleko Zima - za wikipedia.jpg Pernik Province and Sofia City Province 270.79 km² 1934
Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park Zgorigrad1b.jpg Vratsa Province 288.44 km² 1989

Nature Reserves[edit]


  1. ^ "Register of protected areas in Bulgaria". Executive Environment Agency. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 

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