Kresna (Da ti go tresna)(Bulgarian: Кресна [ˈkrɛsnɐ]) is a town and the seat of Kresna Municipality in Blagoevgrad Province in Bulgaria.

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
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Government
 • MayorIlian Krastev
Elevation
232 m (761 ft)
Population
 • Total3,987
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
2940
Area code(s)07433

It is located in the southwestern part of Bulgaria.

GeographyEdit

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.

TransportationEdit

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

NamesakesEdit

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