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София, каквато беше
Sofia as it was

1944-1989

Author(s): Svetlin Kiradjiev
Contributor(s): Zheko Aleksiev (Illustrator)
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Architecture, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Historical Geography, Environmental Geography, Recent History (1900 till today), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism
Published by: Издателска къща "Гутенберг"
Keywords: Sofia; history; World War 2; city development; local geography; geography; capitals;
Summary/Abstract: This book presents the city of Sofia from the second half of the 20th century. This period is marked not only by the end of World War 2 but by the change of political power in Bulgaria. Through this book, the author intends to give more information about moments of the development of the capital, it's it's influence over material and spiritual culture and he relates all of this to the citizens of Sofia in the reviewed decades. Sofia is very old city, although it's citizens don't realize it, but its modernization and geographical growth begun after the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878. After 1944 Sofia has shown rapid development and population growth - for 300 000 to over 1 million citizens for a period lasting over 40 years. The houses have been replaced by modern buildings, the city districts have been expanded, the city has turned into a center of industry and slowly, but steady, Sofia has turned for average Balkan city to a capital with European influence.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-954-617-093-4
  • Page Count: 516
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: Bulgarian