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based on Sofia website
This province includes the city of Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, and a few neighbouring cities and communities, not to be confused with the Province of Sofija that has almost the same name, but it is not the same province. Before, this province was called "City of Sofija Province" in order to avoid misunderstandings, but now it is called simply "Sofija Province".
The flag is light blue with the city coat of arms, consisting of a shield bearing five emblems, surmounted by a gold crown, and below a red ribbon with the motto. A history of the coat of arms of Sofia can be found (in Bulgarian) at http://www.sofia.bg/history.asp?lines=26&nxt=1&update=all.
provided by Peter Orenski
Researched by NAVA member Sophie Rault, based on information from Jordan Kozovski.
12 September 2003
by Stoyan Antonov
based on Gabic Sole Trader
According to the decision of the Botevgrad Municipality Council of May 2000, the
flag of the municipality will be plain green with coat of arms in the centre.
The new so called "coat of arms" was adopted later – in Nov 2001 – and since
the flag exists in full compliance with its legal description.
Stoyan Antonov, 19 February 2005
Botevgrad is situated at a 47-km.-distance from Sofia - the capital of the Republic of Bulgaria. Botevgrad and its hinterland are located in a picturesque
elliptical valley with a total area of 506.6 sq. km. The municipality covers parts
of the Western Stara Planina mountain - Razhana, Mourgash, Billo and Golyama
Planina and some parts of the Northern Balkan. Prohoda Vitinya or Vitinya Pass,
connecting Northern Bulgaria with Southern Bulgaria, and the proximity of the
capital contribute to its strategic location. Botevgrad municipality borders the
following municipalities: Pravets, Etropoleh, Gorna Malina, Elin Pelin, Svogeh,
Mezdra and Roman.
Jens Pattke, 20 February 2005