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|Settled by Thracians||7th century BC|
|• Mayor of Sofia||Yordanka Fandakova (GERB)|
|• City||1.349 km2 (0.521 sq mi)|
|Elevation||550 m (1,800 ft)|
(Census 2011 (City and Urban),
Forecast for 2012 (Metro))
|• Density||944/km2 (2,440/sq mi)|
|• Metro||1,380,000 (Metro area)|
1,495,000 (Metro region)
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Many of the major universities, cultural institutions, and businesses of Bulgaria are concentrated in Sofia.
- "Sofia Trough Centuries". Sofia Municipality. http://www.sofia.bg/en/display.asp?ime=sofia. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
- Sofia Master Plan, Sofia Metro Area - 1,280,000 in 2001 and 1,450,000 in 2020, equal to 1,378,000 in 2012; Sofia Metro Region - 1,435,000 in 2001 and 1,540,000 in 2020, equal to 1,495,000 in 2012
- "Population table by permanent and present address as of 12 June 2006" (in Bulgarian). Head Direction of Residential Registration and Administrative Service. http://www.grao.bg/tna/tab02.txt. Retrieved 2006-06-15.