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Kresna
Kresna is located in Bulgaria
Kresna
Kresna
Location of Kresna
Coordinates: 41°44′N 23°9′E / 41.733°N 23.150°E / 41.733; 23.150
Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Government
 • Mayor Ilian Krastev
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 the seat of Kresna Municipality in Blagoevgrad Province in Bulgaria.

It is located in the southwestern part of Bulgaria.

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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

Namesakes[edit]

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

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