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Kostinbrod

Post code: 2230
Intl dial code: +359 721

Kostinbrod

Kostinbrod is a town in western Bulgaria, part of Sofia Province. It is located 15 km west of the capital city of Sofia.

The town is crossed by two rivers, the Blato in the north and the Belitsa in the south, both tributaries of the Iskar River.

According to the legends, the town was founded by a certain Kosta, who settled near the crossing of the Belitsa, thus giving the name to the town (Kostinbrod means Kosta's ford). There he opened a pub that became popular among the merchants arriving in the capital, some of them settling and organizing a village, whose centre of the time is now located west of the road between Sofia and Lom.

The economy of Kostinbrod was largely based on poultry farming and stock breeding during the Communist period, but a number of factories, including a 120 000 m² Coca-Cola one, have emerged in democratic times due to the town's fabourable position and the liberal urbanization policy of the municipality.

Kostinbrod is also famous for the mineral waters in the area. Thermae were built in the Izvoro country in Roman times.



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