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7 Th Km Sofia New Image

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Sofia, capital of Bulgaria.

The panorama is on th 7-th km. of the exit from Sofia to Plovdiv and Istambul - the main bulevard Tzarigradsko shosse, that continue as Trakia haighway.

That is a new business and market center of the city.

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