Kokalyane

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Kokalyane
Kokalyane is located in Bulgaria
Kokalyane
Kokalyane
Location of Kokalyane
Coordinates: 42°34′43″N 23°24′54″E / 42.57861°N 23.41500°E / 42.57861; 23.41500
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Sofia City
Government
 • Mayor Yordan Georgiev (GERB)
Area
 • Total 15.598 km2 (6.022 sq mi)
Elevation 713 m (2,339 ft)
Population (2007-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,859
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 1191

Kokalyane (Bulgarian: Кокаляне) is a village in the municipality of Sofia, in the district of Pancharevo. As of 2007 it has 1,859. The village is situated at the foothills of the Vitosha mountain, at 18 km from the center of Sofia. The ruins of the Urvich fortress, connected with the fall of the Bulgarian Empire to the Ottomans in the end of the 14th century and the legends about the last Emperor Ivan Shishman, are located in the vicinity of the village.

Kokalyane Point on Rugged Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after the village.[2]

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