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The Botev Peak (Vrah Botev) is the highest summit of the Balkan Mountain Range. The Botev Peak is located within the Central Balkan National Park and is, after the Musala Peak (2'925 m) in the Rila Mountains and the Vihren Peak (2'914 m) in the Pirin Mountains, the third highest mountain in Bulgaria.

 

Bulgaria 1948, Hristo Botev (1848-1876).
The mountain was named in the year 1950 after Hristo Botev, a Bulgarian poet and national hero. Formerly the mountain was known as Yumrukchal.

 

Bulgaria 1948, "100th birthday of Hristo Botev".
The stamps shows of view of Kalofer (stamp value 1L shows house of birth).
It is not confirmed, but it looks that the mountain in the background is Mt. Botev. The city Kalofer is located in the south of Mt. Botev (between the Balkan Mountains in the north and Sredna Gora Mountains in the south) and Mt. Botev is clearly visible from Kalofer.

 

Bulgaria 1967, Botev Peak (view from the north).
The stamp was issued in the series "Mountains of Bulgaria".

 

 

Serbia 2009, Joint issue with Bulgaria".
The two stamps are depicting the Eurasian woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) and the Common rock thrush (Monticola saxatilis).

The painting of the miniaturesheet is identic with the view towards Botev Peak.
The viewpoint is just in the south of the Rai hut (Paradise hut). On the left stamp (middle) is also visible the 124.5 metres high Raiskoto Praskalo waterfall, which drops from the Paradise Rocks. The waterfall is known as the highest waterfall in Bulgaria.

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