The foot of the mountain
The municipality occupies the southeast part of the District of Plovdiv. It is situated along the two banks of the Assenitsa River (Chepelarska River, Chaya River). It covers a small part of the Thracian lowland to the north, and encompasses spacious areas of the Rhodope mountains to the south, as a result of which a substantial part of the terrain is strongly indented and inclined. The municipality's territory is 615 sq. km. That constitutes 10.3 % of the District of Plovdiv's territory and 0.55 % of the country's territory. It borders the municipalities of Rodopi, Laki, Banite, Parvomay and Sadovo.
The municipal centre Assenovgrad is the largest town n the Rhodopes and the second largest in the District of Plovdiv. It is situated at the foot of the mountain at an altitude above sea level about 220 m and is 19 km away from the town of Plovdiv, 85 km away from the town of Smolyan and about 180 km away from the capital Sofia.
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