Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Sofia, or TRIADITZA, the capital of the principality of Bulgaria, is situated on the river Isker, 170 miles north~west of Adrianople. It stands on a plateau on the north flank of the Balkans and has a severe winter climate. The route from Belgrade to Constantinople passing through it brings a considerable trade, and there are some local industries such as silken and woollen manufactures, tobacco and leather. A palace was built in 1881 for the newly-elected prince [BULGARIA], and there are Greek and Romanist archiepiscopal residences, handsome baths and mosques, with other public buildings.