Maleshevo Mountain

The Maleshevo Mountain (Bulgarian: Малешевска планина, Maleshevska planina) or Maleševo Mountain (Macedonian: Малешевски Планини, Maleševski Planini), is situated in southwestern Bulgaria and eastern North Macedonia. It is the third of the five mountains of the Osogovo-Belasitsa mountain group, known also as the Western Border Mountains. The highest point is Ilyov Vrah (1,803 m).

Ilyov Vrah

In Bulgarian territory the mountain represents an elongated structure with area of 497 km². It has rich wildlife which includes many Mediterranean flora and fauna species. There are two nature reserves to protect the varied wildlife.

Maleshevo Cove on the north coast of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after “the Maleshevo region in Southwestern Bulgaria.”[1]

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Coordinates: 41°40′N 23°00′E / 41.667°N 23.000°E / 41.667; 23.000