Rhodope Mountains


Rhodope Mountains
   The most impenetrable mountain range of the Balkan Peninsula (q.v.), densely wooded and rugged, whose few passes impede communications between the coastal plain of Thrace (q.v.) and the upper Hebros River valley. The theme of Strymon (qq.v.) was created partly to defend those passes.

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  • Rhodope Mountains — Rhodopes Bulgarian: Родопи Greek: Ροδόπη Range …   Wikipedia

  • Rhodope Mountains — Mountain range, Balkan Peninsula, southeastern Europe. Extending southeast from Bulgaria through Macedonia and Greece, the range is drained by tributaries of the Maritsa River. It forms an important climatic barrier, protecting the Aegean… …   Universalium

  • Rhodope Mountains — noun a mountain range in the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe; extends along the border between Greece and Bulgaria • Instance Hypernyms: ↑range, ↑mountain range, ↑range of mountains, ↑chain, ↑mountain chain, ↑chain of mountains …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rhodope — may mean:* Queen Rhodope, a figure of Greek mythology * Rhodope Mountains, in Bulgaria and Greece * Rhodope Prefecture, of Greece * Rhodope (Roman province) * 166 Rhodope, an asteroid * Rhodope (genus) , a genus of the family Rhodopidae, order… …   Wikipedia

  • Rhodope Prefecture — Infobox Pref GR name = Rhodope name local = Νομός Ροδόπης flag reg = periph = East Macedonia and Thrace capital = Komotini population = 112,883 population as of = 2005 pop rank = 31st pop dens = 44.4 popdens rank = 36th area = 2,543 area rank =… …   Wikipedia

  • Rhodope — geographical name mountains S Bulgaria & NE Greece; highest Musala 9596 feet (2925 meters) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sredna Mountains — ▪ mountains, Bulgaria Bulgarian  Sredna Gora   range in central Bulgaria, a discontinuous range south of the Balkan Mountains and having a similar east west orientation. Structurally, the Sredna range is a part of the Rhodope Mountains, from… …   Universalium

  • Queen Rhodope — In Greek mythology, Queen Rhodope of Thrace was the wife of Haemus. Haemus was vain and haughty and compared himself and Rhodope to Zeus and Hera, who were offended and changed the couple into mountains (the Balkan mountains and Rhodope mountains …   Wikipedia

  • chain of mountains — noun a series of hills or mountains the valley was between two ranges of hills the plains lay just beyond the mountain range • Syn: ↑range, ↑mountain range, ↑range of mountains, ↑chain, ↑mountain chain …   Useful english dictionary

  • range of mountains — noun a series of hills or mountains the valley was between two ranges of hills the plains lay just beyond the mountain range • Syn: ↑range, ↑mountain range, ↑chain, ↑mountain chain, ↑chain of mountains …   Useful english dictionary


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