Sofia Province

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Coordinates: 42°40′N 23°40′E / 42.667°N 23.667°E / 42.667; 23.667

Sofia Province

Софийска област
Location of Sofia Province in Bulgaria
Location of Sofia Province in Bulgaria
Country Bulgaria
CapitalSofia
Municipalities22
Area
 • Total7,059 km2 (2,725 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total247,489
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
License plateCO

Sofia Province is a province (oblast) of Bulgaria. The province does not include Sofia in its territories, but Sofia remains its administrative center.

With a territory of 7 020 km², Sofia Province is the second-largest in Bulgaria.[1] Stara Planina, Sredna Gora and Rila are the main mountain ranges. Rila is the source of the Iskar,[2] the longest river that runs entirely within Bulgarian territory.[3]

Municipalities[change | change source]

The Sofia province has 22 municipalities. The following table shows the names of each municipality, the main town (in bold) or village, and the population of each as of 2009.

Municipality Pop.[4] Town/Village Pop.[4]
Anton 1,650 Anton 1,650
Botevgrad 36,183 Botevgrad 23,694
Bozhurishte 6,735 Bozhurishte 4,829
Chavdar 1,252 Chavdar 1,252
Chelopech 1,571 Chelopech 1,571
Dolna Banya 4,917 Dolna Banya 4,917
Dragoman 5,373 Dragoman 3,541
Elin Pelin 22,015 Elin Pelin 7,293
Etropole 13,773 Etropole 12,078
Godech 5,670 Godech 4,783
Gorna Malina 5,668 Gorna Malina 1,357
Ihtiman 18,903 Ihtiman 14,571
Koprivshtitsa 2,547 Koprivshtitsa 2,547
Kostenets 14,154 Kostenets 7,762
Kostinbrod 16,145 Kostinbrod 11,523
Mirkovo 2,534 Mirkovo 1,707
Pirdop 9,217 Pirdop 8,361
Pravets 7,919 Pravets 4,440
Samokov 41,544 Samokov 30,085
Slivnitsa 9,511 Slivnitsa 7,790
Svoge 22,557 Svoge 8,741
Zlatitsa 6,274 Zlatitsa 5,529

References[change | change source]

  1. "Geography". Sofia Province Government. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. Geographic Dictionary of Bulgaria 1980, p. 537
  3. Donchev & Karakashev 2004, p. 68
  4. 4.0 4.1 (in Bulgarian) Population Chart as of 15 March 2009 from Directorate General: Civil Registration and Administrative Services