Evlogi and Hristo Georgievi Boulevard

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Evlogi Georgiev Boulevard
Булевард Евлоги Георгиев
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Other name(s) Evlogi Georgiev
Namesake Evlogi and Hristo Georgiev
Length 2 km (1 mi)
Location Sofia, Bulgaria
Coordinates 42°41′15″N 23°19′57″E / 42.68750°N 23.33250°E / 42.68750; 23.33250Coordinates: 42°41′15″N 23°19′57″E / 42.68750°N 23.33250°E / 42.68750; 23.33250
From National Palace of Culture
To Gen. Danail Nikolaev Boulevard
Other
Known for

Evlogi and Hristo Georgievi Boulevard (Bulgarian: Булевард Евлоги и Христо Георгиеви, usually referred to simply as Evlogi Georgiev, which was its name for most of the 20th Century) is an important boulevard in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. It is named after the Bulgarian entrepreneurs Evlogi and Hristo Georgiev. During Bulgaria's alliance with the Third Reich the street's name was Adolf Hitler Boulevard.[1]

It begins with its intersection with the Cherni Vrah Boulevard and Fridtjof Nansen Street in the area of the National Palace of Culture. To the south of the NPC it is called Bulgaria Boulevard.

Evlogi Georgiev Blvd is crossed by several of the capital's major transport arteries such as the Dragan Tsankov Boulevard and Graf Ignatiev Street (which form one juncture with Evlogi Georgiev) and Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard and Tsarigrad Road at Orlov Most (which also form one juncture).

Along the boulevard are situated the National Stadium Vasil Levski, 120 High School Georgi S. Rakovski, Pope John Paul II Square, Military Academy G. S. Rakovski, Spanish Language School and others.

For its entire length of around 2 km, the boulevard follows the Perlovska river, with its lanes on either side of the artificially-widened riverbed.

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