Stara Planina is the common name for the north-western part of the Balkan Mountains. It is a mountain range in the eastern part of the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian-Bulgarian border and it belongs to the Balkan Mountains. The highest mountain of the range is the Botev Peak (2'376 m) in Bulgaria.
The four municipalities in Serbia, Zaječar, Knjaževac, Pirot and Dimitrovgrad belong to the Stara Planina region. It is a protected natural area and it has the status of a park of nature. The highest mountain peak in Serbia is located there, known as Midžor (2'169 m).
Another notable summit is the rock Babin Zub (1'780 m), located about 7 kilometres west of Midžor. Stara Planina Babin Zub is also a new ski resort with the first gondola lift in Serbia.
Serbia 2014, Stara Planina.
The stamp was issued in the series "European Nature Protection".
The Babin Zub (1'780 m) in the background.