International Conference 2015 will take place in Park Hotel Moskva, Sofia BULGARIA.
Address: 25, Nezabravka Str. Sofia BULGARIA
You can find exact hotel location in the MAP button.
Sofia is founded three thousand years ago by the ancient Traci tribe “serdi” and is known as Serdica untilthe beginning of the ninth century. Sofia has had several names in the different periods of its existence. Most significant are Serdica,Triaditsa and Sredets. The current name Sofia was first used in the 14th century and refers to the famous Hagia Sophia Church, an ancient church in the city. In our days Sofia is the capital and largest city of Republic of Bulgaria. Sofia’s development as a significant settlement owes much to its central position in the Balkans. It is situated in western Bulgaria, at the foot of the Vitosha mountain. The city is administrative, cultural and financial centre of the country. Since ancient times the region is known for its mineral and thermal springs. There are mineral springs in the centre of the city, as well in the districts on Knyazhevo, Gorna Banya, Bankya, Ovcha Kupel and Ivanyane.
Basic facts about Sofia city
The name in English: Sofia
Sofia city area: 492,029 km2
Position: Southwest region Postal code for Sofia city: 1000
Region: Sofia city
Telephone code for Sofia city: 02 from Bulgaria, 00 359 2 from abroad
Population: 1 291 591 inhabitants
Bulgaria is a country located in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and FYROM to the west, Greece andTurkey to the south and the Black Sea to East. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometers (42,885 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe’s 14th-largest country. Its location has made it a historical crossroad for various civilizations and as such it is the home of some of the earliest metalworking, religious and other cultural artifacts in the world. Prehistoric cultures began developing on Bulgarian lands during the Neolithic period. Its ancient history was marked by the presence of the Thracians, and later by the Greeks and Romans. The emergence of a unified Bulgarian ethnicity and state dates back to the foundation of First Bulgarian Empire. During this decade the First Bulgarian Empire dominated most of the Balkans and functioned as a cultural hub for Slavic people during the Middle Ages. With the downfall of the Second Bulgarian Empire in 1396, its territories came under Ottoman rule for nearly five hundred years. The population of 7,36 million people is predominantly urban and mainly concentrated in the administrative centers of its 28 provinces. Most commercial and cultural activities are concentrated in the capital Sofia. The strongest sectors of the economy are heavy industry, power engineering and agriculture, are relying on local natural resources. The current political structure dates to adoption of a democratic constitution in 1991. Bulgaria is a unitary parliamentary republic with a high degree of political, administrative and economic centralization. It is a member of the European Union, NATO, and Council of Europe, a founding state of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and has taken a seat at the UN Security Council three times.
What should I know?
Capital (and largest city) is Sofia
Official language is Bulgarian
Demonym is Bulgarian
Government - Unitary parliamentary republic
• President: Rosen Plevneliev
• Prime Minister: Plamen Oresharski
Legislature - National Assembly Formation
• Foundation: 681
• Modern state: 1878
• Decl. of Independence: 22.09.1908
• Total: 110,994 km2
• Water(%): 0.3
• 2011: census 7,364,570
• Density: 66.2/km2
Currency: Lev (BGN)
Time zone: EET (UTC+2)
Drives on the: right
Internet TLD: .bg
Calling code: +359