Bansko is located in the foothills of the North Pirin at altitude of 927m. It is located 56 km away from Blagoevgrad, 145 km from Plovdiv and 150 km from Sofia. Pirin National Park begins near the city. The Glazne River runs through Bansko. The climate is mountainous and keeps the snow cover from December to April, and the alpine nature of the Pirin Mountains ensures excellent conditions for professional and amateur skiing. There is a rail station along the narrow gauge railway Septemvri – Dobrinishte, and a bus station connecting the city with all directions of Bulgaria.
Bansko is the administrative center of the municipality.
Coordinates: 41.838238, 23.488451
Area: 475.88 km