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BALKAN – Also called Balkan Peninsula


There is no clear cut agreement about what countries comprise Balkans – Balkan Peninsula.

Countries that are undisputed part of the Balkan Peninsula are: Albania, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia (including Kosovo & Metohia which is under control or UN as per Resolution 1242 of the UNSC) and Slovenia.

Portions of Greece and Turkey are also located within the geographical region generally defined as Balkan Peninsula.

In the north, clear geographic delimitation of the Balkans becomes difficult because of the Pannonian basin of the Great Alfold (Great Hungarian Plain) extends from Central Europe into parts of Croatia, Serbia and Romania.