Sofia Airport

Sofia Airport (IATA: SOF, ICAO: LBSF) (Bulgarian: Летище София, Letishte Sofiya) is the main airport of Bulgaria. The airport is located 10 km (6.2 mi) east from the centre of Sofia. In 2015 the airport surpassed 4 million passengers for the first time and handled a total of 4,088,943 passengers, a 7.2% increase compared to 3,815,158 passengers handled in 2014. The Vrazhdebna Air Base of the Bulgarian Air Force is also located at Sofia Airport.

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Sofia

Sofia (/ˈsoʊfiə/ or /ˈsɒfiə/ or /soʊˈfiːə/;) (Bulgarian: София, Sofiya,pronounced [ˈsɔfiə, ˈsɔfjə]) is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The city has a population of 1.26 million, while over 1.5 million people live in its functional urban area. The city is located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country, within less than 50 kilometres (31 mi) drive from the Serbian border. Its location in the centre of the Balkan peninsula means that it is the midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, whereas the Aegean Sea is the closest to it. Sofia has been an area of human habitation since at least 7000 BCE. Being Bulgaria's primate city, Sofia is a hometown of many of the major local universities, cultural institutions and commercial companies. Sofia is one of the top 10 best places for start-up business in the world, especially in IT technologies. Sofia is Europe's most affordable capital to visit as of 2013.

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