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Kresna
Kresna is located in Bulgaria
Kresna
Location of Kresna
Coordinates: 41°44′N 23°9′E / 41.733°N 23.15°E / 41.733; 23.15
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Government
 - Mayor Valentin Stoychkov
Elevation 232 m (761 ft)
Population
 - Total 3,987
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 2940
Area code(s) 07433

Kresna (Bulgarian: Кресна) is a town and municipality in Blagoevgrad Province in Bulgaria.

It is located in the southwestern part of Bulgaria.

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Geography

The town of Kresna lies at the north end of the Kresna Gorge of the Struma River at the foot of Pirin mountain. The Melo hills are striking sandstone formations. There are also larger sandstone hills near Melnik. The old name of Kresna is Pirin.

Transportation

Kresna lies on the E-79, which leads from Sofia to the Greek border.

Honour

Kresna Gully on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Kresna.

References

Coordinates: 41°44′N 23°9′E / 41.733°N 23.15°E / 41.733; 23.15

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