Novi Iskar

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Novi Iskar

Нови Искър
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
Country Bulgaria
Sofia City
509 m (1,670 ft)
 • Total17 000
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
Area code(s)02 991
Location of Novi Iskar rayon

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.

External links[edit] - Online webcam from Novi Iskar - Novi Iskar web-based community media for local news from the town of Novi Iskar and Sofia