Iskar, Sofia

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Iskar
Искър
Vrana Palace
Position of Iskar in Sofia
Position of Iskar in Sofia
Coordinates: 42°39′46″N 23°25′7″E / 42.66278°N 23.41861°E / 42.66278; 23.41861Coordinates: 42°39′46″N 23°25′7″E / 42.66278°N 23.41861°E / 42.66278; 23.41861
Country Bulgaria
City Sofia
Government
 • Mayor Ivaylo Tsekov GERB
Area
 • Total 25.6 km2 (9.9 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 69,896
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website Official Site of Iskar District

Iskar (Bulgarian: Искър) is a district[1] located in the eastern parts of Sofia. As of 2006 it has 69,896 inhabitants and has an area of 25,6 km². It includes four neighbourhoods: "Druzhba 1", "Druzhba 2", "Dimitar Milenkov" and Abdovitsa as well as the village of Busmantsi. The district also includes the "Gara Iskar" industrial zone which is situated around the railway station of the same name.

Vrana Palace is situated in Iskar District. There is a spacious park with rare tree species and a lake. There are 3 churches including one in Busmantsi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Mayors". Sofia Municipality. Archived from the original on 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2009-12-26.