Novi Iskar

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Novi Iskar
Нови Искър
Location of Novi Iskar
Location of Novi Iskar
Novi Iskar is located in Bulgaria
Novi Iskar
Novi Iskar
Location of Novi Iskar
Coordinates: 42°48′N 23°21′E / 42.800°N 23.350°E / 42.800; 23.350Coordinates: 42°48′N 23°21′E / 42.800°N 23.350°E / 42.800; 23.350
ProvinceSofia City
 • MayorDanyela Raicheva (GERB)
 • Total5,280 km2 (2,040 sq mi)
509 m (1,670 ft)
 • Total13,768
 • Density2.6/km2 (6.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)02 991
License plateС, СА, СВ

Novi Iskar (Bulgarian: Нови Искър [ˈnɔvi iskɐr]) is a town in Western Bulgaria, located in Sofia City Province, which is a part of the Municipality of Sofia (the capital of Bulgaria). It is often regarded as a northern suburb of Bulgarian capital Sofia and lies in the northern part of the Sofia Valley, with the Iskar Gorge beginning just north of the town.

The town of Novi Iskar was formed in May 1974 with the merging of 3 villages: Aleksandar Voykov, Gnilyane and Kurilo. The village of Aleksandar Voykov was formed in 1955 when the Kumaritsa and Slavovtsi villages were merged. Initially a villa area, Izgrev is nowadays a district of the town.

Today, Novi Iskar consists of 5 districts: Slavovtsi, Kumaritsa, Kurilo, Izgrev and Gnilyane.


Cape Kurilo in Snow Island, South Shetland Islands is named after the district of Kurilo.

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