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 is located in Bulgaria
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
 • Mayor Stoyan Garchev
Elevation 807 m (2,648 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 1,631
Time zone UTC+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.