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Svishtov is a The Republic of Bulgaria is a republic in the southeast of Europe. It borders the Black Sea to the east, Greece and Turkey to the south, Serbia and Montenegro and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, and Romania to the north along the river Danube. National motto: Съ... Bulgarian town at For other uses of Danube, see Danube (disambiguation). Danube in Budapest Length 2 860 km Elevation of the source 678 m Average discharge 6 400 m³/ s Area watershed 817 000 km² Origin In the Black Forest ( Germany) Mouth Black Sea ( Romania) Basin countries Romania (28.9%), Hungary... Danube river, nearly 235 km north-east from National Theatre, Sofia Alexander Nevski Cathedral The city of Sofia (Bulgarian: София), at the foot of the Vitosha mountain, has a population of 1,208,930 (2003), and is the capital of the Republic of Bulgaria. History Founded 8th B.C., Sofia is the second oldest... Sofia.

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Svishtov (Bulgarian: Свищов, known as Sistova during Ottoman rule) is a town in northern Bulgaria, located in Veliko Tarnovo Province on the right bank of the Danube.
Svishtov is identified with the Roman colony Novae mentioned by Ptolemy.
Svishtov is known as the first town to be liberated during the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78, since the largest part of the Imperial Russian Army forced the Danube nearby.
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