Bansko is a popular mountain resort located in south-western Bulgaria. The city is situated at an altitude of 936 m above sea level, at the base of Pirin Mountains and on the banks of the Glanze River. It has a population of approximately 12,000 inhabitants.
Bansko is characterised by a transitional continental climate. Summers are hot, while winters are cold and snowy. The place can be visited any time of the year.
Bansko is a historical city and archaeological evidence points to its existence as early as the Roman Empire. Earlier a part of the Ottoman Empire, it was merged with Bulgaria after the First Balkan War.
The city is an evolving tourist hub and an important cultural as well as administrative centre of Bulgaria. It presents a unique blend of rich and well-preserved historical heritage and contemporary architecture.
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