Rila

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Nestled amidst the scenic landscape of the Rila mountains, this tiny town is a good access point for the surrounding nature.

Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. It is the administrative center of Rila municipality, which lies in the southeastern part of Kyustendil Province. The town lies in a mountainous region at the foot of the southwestern Rila Mountains, 20km from the Rila Monastery. In antiquity, the area was inhabited by the Greeks and Romans; it was known as Sportela and then as Roligera. In the 14C, the village was a feudatory possession of the Rila Monastery and may have been mentioned in Tsar Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria's Rila Charter as Driska. Later on, it was mentioned as ─░rlie in Ottoman tax registers of 1576.
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