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The Vihren Peak at 2'914 metres is the highest summit of the Pirin Mountains. It is after Musala Peak (2'925 m) the second highest mountain in Bulgaria and after Musala Peak and Mt. Olympus 2'917 m in Greece the third highest summit on the Balkan Peninsula.

 

Bulgaria 1940, plane over the Pirin mountains,
The stamp shows the Vihren peak (center) and the Kutelo ridge at the left.
The Kutelo ridge has two summits: Kutelo I (2'908 m) connected by the Koncheto Ridge with Kutelo II (2'906 m).

 

Bulgaria 1967, Vihren Peak.
The stamp was issued in the series "Mountains of Bulgaria".
The stamp shows a view from the east. Kutelo in the background.

 

Bulgaria 1999, Int. Philatelic Exhibition Bulgaria 1999.
"Flowers of Pirin Nationalpark"
The illustration shows an artists composition of different elements. The two summits (top right) looks identic with the Vihren and Kutelo peak.

 

Bulgaria 2004, Skiing in Bulgaria.
The stamp shows a view from Todorka Peak (Bansko ski resort) towards Vihren Peak and Kutelo Peak.

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