Anton, Sofia Province

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Coordinates: 42°45′N 24°17′E / 42.750°N 24.283°E / 42.750; 24.283

Anton

Антон
Anton is located in Bulgaria
Anton
Anton
Location of Anton
Coordinates: 42°45′N 24°17′E / 42.750°N 24.283°E / 42.750; 24.283
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Sofia
Government
 • MayorStoyan Garchev
Elevation
807 m (2,648 ft)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total1,631
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
2089
Area code(s)07186

Anton (Bulgarian: Антон, pronounced [anˈtɔn]) is a village in western Bulgaria, part of Sofia Province. It is the administrative centre of Anton Municipality, which lies in the easternmost part of Sofia Province. Anton is situated in the ZlatitsaPirdop Valley, 80 kilometres east of the capital Sofia. The village is the only place in the eponymous municipality, which has an area of 76 square kilometres and includes the Vartopa area, part of the Central Balkan National Park. Anton's old name was Ladzhene (Лъджене).

A notable sight in the area is the Elenska Basilica, a partially preserved imposing Late Roman or early Byzantine (5th-6th century) Christian basilica.

Demography[edit]

Religion[edit]

According to the latest Bulgarian census of 2011, the religious composition, among those who answered the optional question on religious identification, was the following:

Religious composition of Anton Municipality [1]
Orthodox Christianity
81.1%
Catholicism
0.0%
Protestantism
0.0%
Islam
0.3%
No religion
2.1%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
16.5%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.