Sofia Province is a province
(oblast) of Bulgaria. It borders three sides of the city of
Sofia (which is in a separate oblast, see Sofia Administration),
but does not include it. The province has a territory of 7
059km² and has 273 240 inhabitants. The land is predominantly
mountainous. To the north are the southern slopes of the Balkan
Mountains and to the south rises Rila with the highest point
in the peninsular Musala. There are also several smaller mountains
and spacious valleys. One of the most important ski resorts
in Bulgaria, Borovets, is located here close to Samokov.
Industry is well developed.
Mining and ferrous metallurgy are the backbone of the economy
with the largest copper refinery in South Eastern Europe in
Pirdop and important copper mines at Chelopech and Etropole.
Machinery is well developed in Botevgrad (buses, car components,
electronics), Pravets (computers), Etropole, Samokov, Elin
Pelin, Ihtiman, Slivnitsa, Godech. The centre of food and
sugar industry is Svoge.
- Dolna Banya
- Elin Pelin
- Gorna Malina
- Kostenets (town)