Boynitsa

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For the town in Greece known as "Boymitsa", "Boynitsa", "Boemitsa" or "Boylitsa" in Bulgarian, see Axioupoli.
Boynitsa
Бойница
Boynitsa is located in Bulgaria
Boynitsa
Boynitsa
Location of Boynitsa
Coordinates: 43°57′N 22°32′E / 43.950°N 22.533°E / 43.950; 22.533
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Vidin
Government
 • Mayor Aneta Gencheva
Elevation 241 m (791 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 628
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 3840
Area code(s) 09333

Boynitsa (Bulgarian: Бойница, pronounced [bɔjnicə];[need stress] also transliterated Bojnica, Bojnitsa, Boinitsa, Boynitza, Boinitza, Boinica, etc.) is a village in northwestern Bulgaria, part of Vidin Province. It is the administrative centre of Boynitsa Municipality, which lies in the western part of Vidin Province. The village is located 35 kilometres west of the provincial capital Vidin and 250 kilometres northwest of the national capital Sofia, in the immediate proximity of the Serbian border.

The Bulgarian word boynitsa means "arrow slit", although the Slavic root boy commonly exists in words related to fighting, and -itsa is a common Bulgarian placename suffix.

Municipality[edit]

Main article: Boynitsa Municipality

Boynitsa municipality covers an area of 166 square kilometres and includes the following 8 places:

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°57′N 22°32′E / 43.950°N 22.533°E / 43.950; 22.533