Coordinates: 42°43′18″N 23°19′43″E / 42.72167°N 23.32861°E / 42.72167; 23.32861
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42°43′18″N 23°19′43″E / 42.72167°N 23.32861°E / 42.72167; 23.32861

Serdika or Serdica (Bulgarian: Сердика [ˈsɛrdikɐ])[1] is the historical Roman name of Sofia, now the capital of Bulgaria.

Currently, Serdika is the name of a district located in the city. It includes four neighbourhoods: "Fondovi zhilishta"; "Banishora", "Orlandovtsi" and "Malashevtsi" as well as the central parts of "Draz mahala". It has an area of 17.53 km2 that counts for 1.3% of the total Capital Municipality area and 8.8% of the city proper. As of 2006 Serdica has a population of 52,918.

There are 6 kindergartens, 13 schools and 6 chitalishta in the territory of the district. Healthcare infrastructure includes II and V City Hospitals; Institute of Transport Medicine and two polyclinics. The Sofia Central Railway Station; Central Bus Station Sofia and the Lavov Most are also located in Serdica.

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