The town of Blagoevgrad is situated in the valley of the Struma River and through it flows the small river Bistrica. It is located at 360 m a.s.l. in the Blagoevgrad Valley between the mountains Rila and Vlahina and is adjacent to the Pirin mountain. The economy of Blagoevgrad is relatively diverse and well-balanced, with no dominating industrial sectors. The biggest contribution in the manufactured output and number of jobs is industry, followed by the commerce and transportation (Wikipedia, 2017).
About 300 B.C. near mineral springs emerged a Thracian settlement – Skaptopara. Today, for visitors to the city, of interest is the Varosha district with unique architecture and historical Museum. In Blagoevgrad are located two Bulgarian universities – South-West University “Neofit Rilski” and the American University in Bulgaria (AUB). Major distances: Sofia – Blagoevgrad-99 miles. Plovdiv – Blagoevgrad-247 km. The main city transportation are busses: map of the public transport in the town of Blagoevgrad.