Rila National Park
It is the largest national park in Bulgaria, located about 100 km (62 mi) south of Sofia, the capital city, in the central and highest regions of the Rila Mountains. It contains rare and endangered wildlife species and communities, self-regulating ecosystems of biological diversity. There are also historic sites of global cultural and scientific significance.
The park was established in 1992 to conserve the natural heritage of the Rila Mountains and the local traditions, culture, and livelihoods of the area. Its area is 81,046 ha (200,269 acres), including four nature reserves with a combined area of 16,222 ha (40,085 acres). All four of its nature reserves are on the UN List of Representative Protected Areas. The elevation of the park ranges from 800 m (2,625 ft) to 2,925 m (9,596 ft).
It is an important source of spiritual and cultural inspiration for the Bulgarian arts and sciences; an important location for traditional meetings of members of the Great White Brotherhood spiritual society, and one of the highest locations of ancient Roman roads in Bulgaria. There are numerous other important factors of the park to the country.
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