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Spotlight on Sofia

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Founded seven thousand years ago, Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It has been given several names in the course of history and has been a crossroads of different cultures and languages. The remnants of the old cities can still be seen today. Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and the economic, political, administrative, cultural and educational hub of the country, with approximately 20 universities and academic centers. Its population size expands rapidly; today the population of Sofia is over 1 200 000 people. Sofia during the centuries has integrated different linguistic communities and it accommodates new migrants as well. This makes Sofia a multicultural city with increasing linguistic diversity.

 

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