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Title: Kulata  
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Subject: Transport in Bulgaria, Sofia, Petrich, Hellenic State Railways, Bulgarian State Railways, European route E79, Promachonas, Sofia Central Station, Struma motorway, Ruen Monastery
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Coordinates: 41°23′15″N 23°21′50″E / 41.38750°N 23.36389°E / 41.38750; 23.36389

Kulata (Bulgarian: Кулата, "the tower") is a village in Petrich municipality, Blagoevgrad Province, in southwestern Bulgaria. As of 2006 it has 892 inhabitants and the mayor is Dimitar Manolev. The village is a major border checkpoint on the border with Greece. The community of Promachonas in Serres regional unit lies across the border.

The first-class European route E79 and the railway from Sofia to Thessaloniki pass through the village. It will be an important stop on the Struma motorway.

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