The Madan Municipality is situated in the southeastern parts of the West Rhodope Mountains along the valleys of the rivers Madanska, Arda and Cherna. The municipality consists of 44 settlements - 1 town (administrative center - town of Madan) and 43 villages. The settlement network is typical of mountain regions - dispersed settlements, most of which are larger or smaller villages, and one town functioning as the economic, administrative, and educational center (Madan). Madan is an old mining village and the main sector in the economy is ore extraction. It has great experience from the implementation of National and European projects funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds. The Municipality of Madan is able to independently manage issues of local importance in the fields of education, health care, culture, public utilities.