Sofia has been an area of human habitation since at least 7000 BCE. Many of the major universities, cultural institutions and commercial companies of Bulgaria are concentrated in Sofia. 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.
For the longest time the city possessed a Thracian name, derived from the tribe Serdi, who were either of Thracian,Celtic, or mixed Thracian-Celtic origin. The Serdi and the name of emperor Marcus Ulpius Traianus (53 – 117 AD) prompted the Romans to give the city the combinative name of Ulpia Serdica; Ulpia is derived from an Umbrian cognate of the Latin word lupus, meaning "wolf."
It seems that the first written mention of Serdica was made during his reign and the last mention was in the 19th century in a Bulgarian text (Сардакіи, Sardaki). During the Romans civitas Serdenisium was mentioned the "brightest city of the Serdi" in official inscriptions. The city was major throughout the past ever since Antiquity, when Roman emperor Constantine the Great referred to it as "my Rome", and it nearly became his capital.
The report also noted the photographs of Sofia that Steel had provided to law enforcement and national media outlets were taken two days after Sofia returned from school with the mask tied on when Steel told police they were taken, according to the photos’ metadata.
She was 91. Her daughters Janet Weinstock Isa and EllenWeldon said she had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the summer ... On occasion, they rose 4.5m high ... PHOTO. NYTIMES ... Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara commissioned a five-tier cake with thousands of intricate sugar flowers for her 2015 wedding to actor Joe Manganiello ... PHOTO ... PHOTOS ... ....
Sofia Vergara looked sensational as she danced alongside her family during Thanksgiving celebrations in a Thursday Instagram post ... In the second image, Sofia was seen beaming as she draped her arms around her husband's neck ... Sofia was joined by an endearing young member of her family for a photo at the dinner table.
Flags fly at half mast in the NorthMacedonian capital of Skopje (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu) ... Flags fly at half mast in the North Macedonian capital of Skopje (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu). Seven survivors were admitted to hospital at the main emergency hospital in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, with severe burns and body injuries.
Officials believe the tourist bus crashed into the highway rails at 62mph and burst into flames near Sofia early Tuesday while returning from Istanbul in Turkey to North Macedonia's Skopje... A woman cries as she lights a candle in front of the North Macedonia's embassy in Sofia today in memory of the dozens of victims.
Kiril Petkov, co-leader of the We Continue the Change party, votes at a polling station during the general elections in Sofia on November 14. Photo. EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV ... The sessions are being livestreamed on We Continue the Change’s Facebook and YouTube accounts and are expected to continue until Saturday ... “There is a noticeable brain-drain ... .
A voter uses an electronic voting machine to vote during the second round of the presidential elections at a polling station in Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov ... [Photo/Xinhua] ... Gerdjikov, rector of Sofia University, who was supported by the center-right GERB party, ...
SOFIA, Nov ...Nearly 6.7 million eligible voters would choose their president for the next five years between incumbent President Rumen Radev and Rector of SofiaUniversity Anastas Gerdjikov ... A woman registers for voting during the second round of presidential elections at a polling station in Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov ... (Photo by Marian Draganov/Xinhua).
In this May 19 file photo, licensed practical nurse Yokasta Castro, of Warwick, R.I., ... In this March 31 file photo, registered nurse Sofia Mercado, right, administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination event for workers at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in North Las Vegas, Nev.