Obzor (Bulgarian: Обзор; Thracian: Naulochos, Ancient Greek: Ναύλοχος, romanizedNaulochos, Latin: Naulochus, Tetranaulochus, or Templum Iovis) is a small town and seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. It is part of Nesebar municipality, Burgas Province.

Obzor

Обзор
Square in Obzor
Square in Obzor
Obzor is located in Bulgaria
Obzor
Obzor
Location of Obzor
Coordinates: 42°49′N 27°53′E / 42.817°N 27.883°E / 42.817; 27.883
CountryBulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Burgas
Government
 • MayorKiril Stoyanov
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (15 March 2009)[1]
 • Total2,125
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
8250
Area code(s)0556

The Thracian and ancient Greek name of Obzor was Naulochos, a small port on the coast of Thrace, a colony of Mesembria. The ancient Romans named it Templum Iovis (Temple of Jupiter); Pliny called it Tetranaulochus.[1] During the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria, it was known as Gözeken. The modern name was introduced in 1936; Obzor obtained town privileges on 9 September 1984.

The 2200-m-long Kaleto eco path (Bulgarian: Екопътека “Калето”) connects the northwestern outskirts of Obzor with the remains of a medieval fortress. Visitors can see a 10-m-high waterfall and a mineral spring along the trail.[2]

HonourEdit

Obzor Hill on Graham Land in Antarctica is named after the town.

International relationsEdit

Twin towns - sister citiesEdit

Obzor is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Strabo vii. p. 319, ix. p. 440; Plin. iv. 11. s. 18.
  2. ^ "Obzor". exciting BULGARIA. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  3. ^ "Partnerstwo Samorządów Siłą Europy". Europa Miast (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  4. ^ "Dębica -Miasta Partnerskie" [Dębica - Partnership Cities]. Rząd Miejski w Dębicy - Współpraca - Europa Miast [Dębica town council in cooperation with Europa Miast] (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  5. ^ City Partners at svetlogorsk.by Archived 2016-05-25 at the Wayback Machine

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Naulochus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 42°49′N 27°53′E / 42.817°N 27.883°E / 42.817; 27.883