Evlogi and Hristo Georgievi Boulevard

Evlogi and Hristo Georgievi Boulevard (Bulgarian: Булевард Евлоги и Христо Георгиеви, usually referred to simply as Evlogi Georgiev, which was its name for most of the 20th Century) is an important boulevard in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. It is named after the Bulgarian entrepreneurs Evlogi and Hristo Georgiev. During Bulgaria's alliance with the Third Reich the street's name was Adolf Hitler Boulevard.[1]

Evlogi Georgiev Boulevard
Evlogi Georgiev
Native nameБулевард Евлоги Георгиев (Bulgarian)
NamesakeEvlogi and Hristo Georgiev
Length2 km (1.2 mi)
LocationSofia, Bulgaria
Coordinates42°41′15″N 23°19′57″E / 42.68750°N 23.33250°E / 42.68750; 23.33250
FromNational Palace of Culture
ToGen. Danail Nikolaev Boulevard
Known for

It begins with its intersection with the Cherni Vrah Boulevard and Fridtjof Nansen Street in the area of the National Palace of Culture. To the south of the NPC it is called Bulgaria Boulevard.

Evlogi Georgiev Blvd is crossed by several of the capital's major transport arteries such as the Dragan Tsankov Boulevard and Graf Ignatiev Street (which form one juncture with Evlogi Georgiev) and Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard and Tsarigrad Road at Orlov Most (which also form one juncture).

Along the boulevard are situated the Vasil Levski National Stadium, 120 High School Georgi S. Rakovski, Pope John Paul II Square, Military Academy G. S. Rakovski, Spanish Language School and others.

For its entire length of around 2 km, the boulevard follows the Perlovska river, with its lanes on either side of the artificially-widened riverbed.