Botev Peak


Botev Peak

Infobox Mountain
Name = Botev Peak (връх Ботев)
Photo =
Caption = Botev Peak
Elevation = convert|2367|m|ft|0|lk=on
Location = Central Balkan National Park, Bulgaria
Range = Balkan Mountains
Coordinates = coord|42|43|N|24|56|E|type:mountain|display=inline,title
Type =
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 Mountains It is located close to the geographic centre of the country, and is part of the Central Balkan National Park.

Until 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').

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 in January and 7.9 °C in July.


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