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Kresna
Кресна
Kresna Кресна
Kresna
Кресна
Location of Kresna
Coordinates: 41°44′N 23°9′E / 41.733°N 23.150°E / 41.733; 23.150
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Government
 • MayorIlian Krastev
Elevation
232 m (761 ft)
Population
 • Total3,987
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
2940
Area code(s)07433

Kresna (Bulgarian: Кресна [ˈkrɛsnɐ]) is a town and the seat of Kresna Municipality in Blagoevgrad Province in Bulgaria.

It is located in the southwestern part of Bulgaria.

Geography

The town of Kresna lies in Sandanski–Petrich Valley 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 Melnik Earth Pyramids. The old name of Kresna is Pirin.

Transportation

Kresna lies on the route E79, which leads from Sofia to the Greek border.

Namesakes

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

Coordinates: 41°44′N 23°9′E / 41.733°N 23.150°E / 41.733; 23.150