Municipality of Sandanski is located in Southwestern Bulgaria and is the largest in Blagoevgrad district (1002 sq. km.). It consists of 54 settlements – the towns of Sandanski and Melnik and 52 villages. Its total population is 46113 people. It is located at the foothills of the magnificent Pirin Mountains, the bordering with Greece – Slavyanka Mountain, with Macedonia – Ograzhden and Maleshevska Mountains. Its territory covers a big part of the vast Sandanski – Petrich Valley and part of the picturesque valley of the Strouma River.