Kulata (Bulgarian: Кулата, "the tower", Greek: Κούλατα) is a village in Petrich Municipality, Blagoevgrad Province, in southwestern Bulgaria. As of 2006 it has 892 inhabitants and the mayor is Dimitar Manolev. The village is a major border checkpoint on the border with Greece. The community of Promachonas in Serres regional unit lies across the border.

Kulata

Кулата
Village
Kulata is located in Bulgaria
Kulata
Kulata
Location in Bulgaria
Coordinates: 41°23′15″N 23°21′50″E / 41.38750°N 23.36389°E / 41.38750; 23.36389
Country Bulgaria
ProvinceBlagoevgrad
MunicipalityPetrich
Government
 • MayorDimitar Manolev (Ind.)
Area
 • Total8.27 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Elevation
105 m (344 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total834
Postal code
2868
Area code(s)07425
Vehicle registrationЕ

Coordinates: 41°23′15″N 23°21′50″E / 41.38750°N 23.36389°E / 41.38750; 23.36389

Kulata checkpoint on the Bulgarian-Greek border

The first-class European route E79 and the railway from Sofia to Thessaloniki pass through the village. It will be an important stop on the Struma motorway.