Definition of Balkans in English:


Line breaks: Bal|kans
Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːlkənz
1 (also Balkan Mountains) A range of mountains stretching eastwards across Bulgaria from the Serbian frontier to the Black Sea. The highest peak is Botev Peak (2,375 m; 7,793 ft).
2The countries occupying the part of SE Europe lying south of the Danube and Sava Rivers, forming a peninsula bounded by the Adriatic and Ionian Seas in the west, the Aegean and Black Seas in the east, and the Mediterranean in the south.



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  • It also reaffirmed the principle of nationalism for the Balkan peoples.
  • Brown has extensive experience working in the Balkan region in engineering, sales and marketing.
  • He visited all the Balkan countries, meeting with eminent public figures.

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