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Sofija (Sofia) Province, Bulgaria

District of Sofija

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[Sofia] image by Stoyan Antonov

This province includes the city of Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, and a few neighbouring cities and communities, not to be confused with the Province of Sofija that has almost the same name, but it is not the same province. Before, this province was called "City of Sofija Province" in order to avoid misunderstandings, but now it is called simply "Sofija Province".

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Description of the Flag

The flag is light blue with the city coat of arms, consisting of a shield bearing five emblems, surmounted by a gold crown, and below a red ribbon with the motto. A history of the coat of arms of Sofia can be found (in Bulgarian) at

Detail of Coat of Arms

[Sofia]  provided by Peter Orenski

Researched by NAVA member Sophie Rault, based on information from Jordan Kozovski.
12 September 2003


[Botevgrad] by Stoyan Antonov

based on Gabic Sole Trader

According to the decision of the Botevgrad Municipality Council of May 2000, the flag of the municipality will be plain green with coat of arms in the centre. The new so called "coat of arms" was adopted later in Nov 2001 and since then the flag exists in full compliance with its legal description.
Stoyan Antonov, 19 February 2005

Botevgrad is situated at a 47-km.-distance from Sofia - the capital of the Republic of Bulgaria. Botevgrad and its hinterland are located in a picturesque elliptical valley with a total area of 506.6 sq. km. The municipality covers parts of the Western Stara Planina mountain - Razhana, Mourgash, Billo and Golyama Planina and some parts of the Northern Balkan. Prohoda Vitinya or Vitinya Pass, connecting Northern Bulgaria with Southern Bulgaria, and the proximity of the capital contribute to its strategic location. Botevgrad municipality borders the following municipalities: Pravets, Etropoleh, Gorna Malina, Elin Pelin, Svogeh, Mezdra and Roman.
Jens Pattke, 20 February 2005


[Bov] by Stoyan Antonov

A white flag with the arms in the upper hoist and a blue and a green stripe across the bottom.
Valentin Poposki, 25 January 2013


[Bozhurishte] by Stoyan Antonov

A white flag with the arms in the centre.
Valentin Poposki, 26 January 2013

Dolna Banya

[Dolna Banya] by Stoyan Antonov

Elin Pelin

[Dolna Banya] by Stoyan Antonov


[Koprivshtitsa] by Stoyan Antonov


[Kostinbrod] by Stoyan Antonov


[Pravetz] by Stoyan Antonov


[Samokov] by Stoyan Antonov


[Svoge] by Stoyan Antonov