Svoge

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Svoge
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Coordinates: 42°58′N 23°21′E / 42.967°N 23.350°E / 42.967; 23.350Coordinates: 42°58′N 23°21′E / 42.967°N 23.350°E / 42.967; 23.350
KintraBulgarie
Provinces
(Oblast)
Sofia Province
Govrenment
 • MayorZhoro Tsvetkov
Elevation
679 m (2,228 ft)
Population
 (01.02.2011)
 • Total8,258
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
2260
Area code(s)0726

Svoge (Bulgarie: Своге, read & pronooncit "Svogé") is a toun in wastren Bulgarie, pairt o Sofia Province. It is locatit in the gorge o the Iskar River, at the place whaur the muntains Mala planina, Golema planina an Ponor meet, 40 km north o the caipital Sofia. Svoge is the main town of the Svoge Municipality which is ane o the lairgest municipalities in Bulgarie an includes 37 veelages & the toun o Svoge itsel an aw.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Svoge's name comes frae the Bulgarie wird svod (свод), meanin "vault, arch", due tae the toun's location as a vault whaur the rivers Iskar an Iskretska meet. In the local vernacular, svod got transformit tae svoge.

Honour[eedit | eedit soorce]

Svoge Knoll on Livingston Island in the Sooth Shetland Islands, Antarcticae is namit efter Svoge.

Svoge Central Square
Svoge Central Street - Tsar Kaloyan
Svoge Panorama o train station, Iskar River an soccer arena