15 Boulevard Akademik Ivan Evstratiev Geshov
1431 Sofia Center
City of Sofia
Sofia (София) is the capital of Bulgaria and the biggest city in the country with around 1.7 million citizens. Sofia was founded 2,500 years ago and the remains of the old cities can still be viewed today. Today, Sofia is a dynamic Eastern European capital, distinguished by its unique combination of European and Communist-style architecture as well as many beautiful orthodox churches. Furthermore, it is centred near beautiful scenery and boasts a developed ski-resort within easy access from the city centre (Vitosha Mountains).
Sofia has a humid continental climate with an average annual temperature of 10.2 °C (50.4 °F). Summers are warm and sunny. In general, Sofia remains slightly cooler than other parts of Bulgaria, due to its higher altitude. Autumns in Sofia are short with variable and dynamic weather. The city receives an average annual precipitation of 591 mm (23.27 in), reaching its peak in the beginning of the summer when thunderstorms are common.
The official language of Bulgaria is Bulgarian, with English being understood and spoken by a great number of the population in Sofia.
Currency, Electricity, and Time Zone
The Bulgarian Lev (ISO code: BGR) is Bulgaria's official currency. Electricity standard voltage is 230V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Plugs are 2-pin (Type F). Time Zone: Eastern European Standard Time (UTC+02:00).