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The Balkan Peninsulae, popularly referred tae as the Balkans, is a geografical an cultural region o Sootheast Europe. The region haes its name frae the Balkan Muntains that stretch frae the east o Bulgarie tae the vera east o Serbie.

Location Soothren & Central Europe
Heichest elevation 2,925 m (9,596 ft)
Heichest point Musala
Lairgest settlement Belgrade
Lairgest settlement Tirana
Lairgest settlement Sarajevo
Lairgest settlement Sofia
Lairgest settlement Athens
Lairgest settlement Pristina
Largest settlement Skopje
Lairgest settlement Podgorica
Lairgest settlement Bucharest
Demonym Balkan
Population about 60 mln

The region is maistly inhabitit bi Slavic ethnic groups (Bulgaries, Macedonies, Serbs, Croats, Gorani, Montenegrins, Bosniaks, Bunjevci), bi Romanies an aw, Greeks, Turks, Albanies, an ither ethnic groups which present minorities in certain kintras like Romani fowk (Gypsies), Aromanies, Ashkali etc.[1] The lairgest releegion on the Balkans is Orthodox Christianity, follaeed bi Catholic Christianity an Sunni Islam.[2]


  1. Encyclopædia Britannica - Balkans
  2. Okey, Robin (2007). Taming Balkan Nationalism. Oxford University Press. 

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