What is the capital of Bulgaria?
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria, located in the west of the country at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain. With a population of approximately 1.4 million and a total area of 180 square kilometers, it is the political, economic and cultural center of Bulgaria.
Sofia has a rich cultural heritage that dates back to the 8th century BC, when the city was settled by the Thracians. The city experienced rapid development in the late 19th century due to industrialization and the country’s independence.
Sofia is also a center of higher education, with Bulgaria’s oldest and most prestigious university, St. Clement of Ohrid, located in the city. The city is known for its mix of urban and natural environments, with the nearby Vitosha Mountain offering opportunities for outdoor activities.