Today, the town of Rila, which has been home to the office of the Directorate of the Rila Monastery Nature Park for 20 years, celebrates its 51st anniversary since it was declared a city. This happened on September 10, 1969.
The municipality of Rila includes the following settlements: the town of Rila - administrative center, the village of Smochevo, the village of Pastra, the village of Padala, and the settlement of Rila Monastery.
The relief of the municipality has a pronounced mountainous character, and the altitude of the settlement is 593 m.
The town of Rila has a long history.