Kostinbrod ( _bg. Костинброд) is a town in western
Bulgaria. It is located 15 km west of the capital city of Sofia. It is located on two important transport corridors: Lom — Sofia — Thessalonikiand Sofia — Belgrade. The international railway line to Western Europepasses through the municipality, with a train stop at Kostinbrod Station.
The town is crossed by two rivers, the Blato in the north and the Belitsa in the south, both tributaries of the
According to the legends, the town was founded by a certain Kosta, who settled near the crossing (брод, "brod") 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. Historically, an early reference to the locality (as КОСТИНЪ БРОДЪ) can be found in Tsar
Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria's Oryahov Charter of 1 December 1348.
The economy of Kostinbrod was largely based on
poultryfarming and stock breedingduring the Communist period, but a number of factories, including a 120,000 m² Coca-Colaone, have emerged in democratic times due to the town's favourable position and the liberal zoning policy of the municipality.
Kostinbrod is also famous for the
mineral waters in the area. Thermaewere built in the Izvoro country in Roman times.
Kostinbrod is the seat of Kostinbrod municipality, part of Sofia Province. It has an area of 62.2 km² and a population of 16,278. The municipality includes the following 14 localities:
* [http://www.kostinbrod.bg/ Kostinbrod municipality website]
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