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Square in Obzor
Square in Obzor
Obzor is located in Bulgaria
Location of Obzor
Coordinates: 42°49′N 27°53′E / 42.817°N 27.883°E / 42.817; 27.883
 • MayorKiril Stoyanov
0 m (0 ft)
 (15 March 2009)[1]
 • Total2,125
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
Area code(s)0556

Obzor (Bulgarian: Обзор [obˈzɔr]) is a small town and seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. It is part of Nesebar Municipality, Burgas Province. On February 28th, 2021, the citizen of Obzor and 6 nearby villages voted in a referendum to separate from Nesebar Municipality and form an independent municipality, centered on Obzor. Voting activity was 76.02% and approximately 70% of people voted for independence.

The Thracian and ancient Greek name of Obzor was Ναύλοχος Naulochos. It was a small port on the coast of Thrace, a colony of Mesembria. The ancient Romans named it Templum Iovis (Temple of Jupiter); Pliny called it Tetranaulochus.[1] During the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria, it was known as Gözeken. The modern name was introduced in 1936; Obzor obtained town privileges on 9 September 1984.

The 2200-m-long Kaleto eco path (Bulgarian: Екопътека “Калето”) connects the northwestern outskirts of Obzor with the remains of a medieval fortress. Visitors can see a 10-m-high waterfall and a mineral spring along the trail.[2]


Obzor Hill on Graham Land in Antarctica is named after the town.

Twin towns[edit]

Obzor is twinned with:


  1. ^ Strabo vii. p. 319, ix. p. 440; Plin. iv. 11. s. 18.
  2. ^ "Obzor". exciting BULGARIA. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  3. ^ "Partnerstwo Samorządów Siłą Europy". Europa Miast (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  4. ^ "Dębica -Miasta Partnerskie" [Dębica - Partnership Cities]. Rząd Miejski w Dębicy - Współpraca - Europa Miast [Dębica town council in cooperation with Europa Miast] (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  5. ^ City Partners at svetlogorsk.by Archived 2016-05-25 at the Wayback Machine

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Naulochus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 42°49′N 27°53′E / 42.817°N 27.883°E / 42.817; 27.883