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Encyclopedia > Sofia Province
Sofia Province
Софийска област
Map of Bulgaria indicating Sofia Province
Capital Sofia
Population 262,032
Area 7. 059 km²
Population density 36 persons/km²
Municipalities 22
License plate province code CO
Time zone EET
(UTC+2; UTC+3 in summer)

Sofia Province is a province (oblast) of Bulgaria. It borders three sides of the city of Sofia (which is in a separate oblast, see Sofia Administration), but does not include it. The province has a territory of 7 059km² and has 273 240 inhabitants. The land is predominantly mountainous. To the north are the southern slopes of the Balkan Mountains and to the south rises Rila with the highest point in the peninsular Musala. There are also several smaller mountains and spacious valleys. One of the most important ski resorts in Bulgaria, Borovets, is located here close to Samokov. Image File history File links Sofia_province. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: , Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A Bulgarian license plate from the city of Sofia A Dobrich Province license plate The standard Bulgarian license plates consist of a blue vertical strip (the European strip) on the left side of the plate containing the European flag (or the flag of Bulgaria for plates issued prior to 01. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: , Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: , Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Stara Planina, Rhodope, Rila and Pirin Mountains View from Ray Resthouse towards the Central Balkan Mountains. ... Rila as seen from the space Rila as seen from Kostenets Malyovitsa (right), Little Malyovitsa (left) and the Eaglet (middle) Rila (Bulgarian: ) is a mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria and the highest mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkans, with its highest peak being Musala at 2,925 m. ... Musala (Bulgarian: Мусала) is the highest peak in Bulgaria and the entire Balkan Peninsula, standing at 2,971 m (9,747 ft). ... A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ... Borovets in winter Borovets in summer Borovets (Боровец), known as Chamkoriya (Чамкория) until the middle of the 20th century, is a popular Bulgarian mountain resort situated in Sofia Province, on the northern slopes of Rila, at an altitude of 1350 m. ... Samokov (Bulgarian: ) is a town in Sofia Province in the southwest of Bulgaria. ...


Industry is well developed. Mining and ferrous metallurgy are the backbone of the economy with the largest copper refinery in South Eastern Europe in Pirdop and important copper mines at Chelopech and Etropole. Machinery is well developed in Botevgrad (buses, car components, electronics), Pravets (computers), Etropole, Samokov, Elin Pelin, Ihtiman, Slivnitsa, Godech. The centre of food and sugar industry is Svoge. This is also the birthplace of bass/baritone opera singer and musician Boris Damianov. The Balkans is the historic and geographic name used to describe southeastern Europe (see the Definitions and boundaries section below). ... Pirdop is a town located in South-West Bulgaria in Sofia Province. ... Chelopech is a town in the Western part of Bulgaria. ... Etropole (Етрополе) is a town in western Bulgaria, part of Sofia Province. ... all my regards and wishes to Angela Marinova from Alexandarsy@yahoo. ... Pravets (Bulgarian: Правец, also transliterated as Pravets, Pravetz or Pravec) is a town in central western Bulgaria, located approximately 60 km from the capital Sofia. ... Etropole (Етрополе) is a town in western Bulgaria, part of Sofia Province. ... Samokov (Bulgarian: ) is a town in Sofia Province in the southwest of Bulgaria. ... Elin Pelin (Bulgarian: ), previously known as Novoseltsi (Новоселци), is a town in central western Bulgaria. ... Ihtiman (Bulgarian: ) is a town in western Bulgaria, part of Sofia Province. ... Slivnitsa with the monument of the victims of the Serbo-Bulgarian War Slivnitsa (Bulgarian: ) is a town in western Bulgaria, 22 km away from Sofia, lying on the main road connecting the capital with the Bulgarian-Serbian border. ... Godech (Bulgaria: Годеч) is a small town located in the Sofia Province, of Bulgaria. ... Svoge (Своге) is a town in western Bulgaria, part of Sofia Province. ...


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A waterfall near the village of Kostenets
A waterfall near the village of Kostenets

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Britain.tv Wikipedia - Sofia (3030 words)
Sofia was conquered by the Ottoman Empire during the reign of Murad I in 1382, becoming the capital of the Ottoman province (beylerbeylik) of Rumelia for more than 4 centuries.
Sofia was liberated by Russian forces in 1878, during the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78, and became the capital of the autonomous Principality of Bulgaria in 1879, which became Kingdom of Bulgaria in 1908.
Sofia is also the country's financial hub, home to the Bulgarian National Bank, the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, as well as some of the country's largest commercial banks (such as HVB Bank Biochim, Bulbank, DSK Bank and United Bulgarian Bank).
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