- Botev Peak
Name = Botev Peak (връх Ботев)
Caption = Botev Peak
Elevation = convert|2367|m|ft|0|lk=on
Central Balkan National Park, Bulgaria
Coordinates = coord|42|43|N|24|56|E|type:mountain|display=inline,title
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 m above sea level, the highest peak of the
Balkan MountainsIt is located close to the geographic centre of the country, and is part of the Central Balkan National Park.
1950, when it was renamed in honour of Bulgarian poet and revolutionary Hristo Botev, the peak was called "Yumrukchal" (Юмрукчал, from Ottoman Turkish "Yumrukçal", 'a fist-like peak').
weather stationand 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 °Cin January and 7.9 °C in July.
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