Smolyan is a town in southern Bulgaria. It is located in the Perelik-Prespa region of the Western Rhodopes at a high altitude of 1035 m.

The town was formed on 18 June 1960 by the two towns of Smolyan and Ustovo, and the villages of Raikovo and Ezerovo.

It is the administrative center of Smolyan and Smolyan.
According to NSI data as at 31.12.2016 its population is 28 160 people, which makes it in the smallest regional town in Bulgaria.

Smolyan is one of the longest cities in Bulgaria - nearly 25 km, due to its linear construction along the river Cherna.

Landmarks in Smolqn


Koprinka is a reservoir on the Tundzha River. It is situated along the Tundzha River, in the Rose...

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Ancient Theater

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Assen's fortress

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Ancient Odeon

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