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Sofia

Bulgarian capital, Roman Serdica, from the Thracian Serdi people who lived thereabouts. Conquered by the Bulgarians 9c. who altered the name by folk-etymology to Sredeti, which in their tongue meant "center, middle." It got its current name 14c. when the Turks conquered it and converted the 6c. church of St. Sophia into a mosque; the name thence extended to the whole city.

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Definitions of Sofia

Sofia (n.)
capital and largest city of Bulgaria located in western Bulgaria;
Synonyms: Serdica / Bulgarian capital
From wordnet.princeton.edu