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Svoge
Svoge is located in Bulgaria
Svoge
Location of Svoge
Coordinates: 42°58′N 23°21′E / 42.967°N 23.35°E / 42.967; 23.35
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Sofia Province
Government
 - Mayor Emil Ivanov
Elevation 679 m (2,228 ft)
Population (13.09.2005)
 - Total 8,777
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 2260
Area code(s) 0726

Svoge (Bulgarian: Своге, pronounced [ˈsvɔɡɛ]) is a town in western Bulgaria, part of Sofia Province. It is located in the gorge of the Iskar River, at the place where the mountains Mala planina, Golema planina and Ponor meet, 40 km north of the capital Sofia's centre.

Svoge's name comes from the Bulgarian word svod (свод), "vault, arch", due to the town's location as a vault where the rivers Iskar and Iskretska meet. In the local vernacular, svod got transformed to svoge. The city is one of the fastest developing in Bulgaria. In Svoge Municipility are village like Leskov Dol, Redina, Brezov Dol, Rebrovo, Cerovo, etc.

Honour

Svoge Knoll on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Svoge.

Тourism

Near Lakatnik which is 20 km from Svoge is one of the famous and most visited climbing place in Bulgaria with more than 300 climbing rotes.

Svoge Central Square
Svoge Central Street - Tsar Kaloyan
Svoge Panorama of train station, Iskar River and soccer arena
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