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Sofia (Bulgaria)


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    • us: Sredez (Sofia, Bulgaria)
    • us: Sredet︠s︡ (Sofia, Bulgaria)
    • us: Sredetz (Sofia, Bulgaria)
    • us: Sofiya (Bulgaria)
    • us: Sofii︠a︡ (Bulgaria)
    • us: Ṣūfiyā (Bulgaria)
    • us: Sardica (Bulgaria)
    • us: Serdika (Bulgaria)
    • us: Sofija (Bulgaria)
    • us: Sophia (Bulgaria)
    • us: Serdica (Bulgaria)
    • us: Triadit︠s︡a (Bulgaria)
    • us: София (Bulgaria)
    • us: صوفيا (Bulgaria)
    • us: Горад Сафія (Bulgaria)
    • us: Horad Safii︠a︡ (Bulgaria)
    • us: Сафія (Bulgaria)
    • us: Safii︠a︡ (Bulgaria)
    • us: Sofie (Bulgaria)
    • us: Σόφια (Bulgaria)
    • us: Sofio (Bulgaria)
    • us: Sóifia (Bulgaria)
    • us: 소피아 (Bulgaria)
    • us: Sop'ia (Bulgaria)
    • us: סופיה (Bulgaria)
    • us: Sofiyah (Bulgaria)
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    • found: Encyc. Brit., 15th (Sofia)
    • found: Americana (Sofia)
    • found: Colliers (Sofia)
    • found: Col. Lipp. Gaz. (Sofia)
    • found: Webster's geogr. dict., 72 (Sofia; Sofiya; ancient names Sredets, Serdica, Sardica)
    • found: BGN per phone, 9/7/79 (Sofia [conventional]; Sofiya; 42°41ʹN 23°19ʹE; popl.)
    • found: Krat. bŭlg. ent︠s︡ikl. (Sofii︠a︡; called by Romans Serdika; by Slavs Sredet︠s︡; by Greeks Triadit︠s︡a)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 7, 2011 (Sofia (Bulgarian: София = Sofii︠a︡, Sofiya [in rom.]; 42°42ʹN 23°20ʹE) Arabic page (صوفيا = Ṣūfiyā) Aragonese page (Sofiya) Belarusian page (Горад Сафія = Horad Safii︠a︡; Сафія = Safii︠a︡) Bosnian page (Sofija) Czech page (Sofie) Greek page (Σόφια = Sophia) Esperanto page (Sofio) Irish page (Sóifia) Korean page (소피아 = Sop'ia) Hebrew page (סופיה = Sofiyah)
    • found: Britannica online, September 24, 2015 (Sofia, Bulgarian Sofiya, capital of Bulgaria; The Serdi (Sardi), a Thracian tribe, established a settlement in the region in the 8th century bce. This community was conquered soon after 29 bce by the Romans, who named it Serdica (Greek: Sardica); In 809 the Bulgarian khan Krum seized the town and incorporated it in the Bulgarian state; it was given the Slav name Sredets (Greek: Triaditsa). It was under Byzantine rule from 1018 until 1185, when the second Bulgarian Empire was established. Sofia fell to the Turks in 1382; the Ottoman governor of Rumelia took up residence there, and the town gradually acquired a distinctive Oriental appearance. It was liberated from Ottoman rule by Russian troops on January 4, 1878, and was designated the Bulgarian capital on April 3, 1879) {http://www.britannica.com/place/Sofia}
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Substitute]
    • [Non-Latin script references not evaluated.]
    • [Old catalog hdg.: Sofia]
  • Change Notes

    • 1979-11-13: new
    • 2015-09-26: revised
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