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Square in Obzor
Square in Obzor
Obzor is located in Bulgaria
Location of Obzor
Coordinates: 42°49′N 27°53′E / 42.817°N 27.883°E / 42.817; 27.883
Country Bulgaria
 • Mayor Kiril Stoyanov
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (15 March 2009)[1]
 • Total 2,125
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code 8250
Area code(s) 0556

Obzor (Bulgarian: Обзор; Thracian: Naulochos, Ancient Greek: Naulochos, 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.

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.


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

International relations[edit]

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Obzor is twinned with:


  1. ^ Strabo vii. p. 319, ix. p. 440; Plin. iv. 11. s. 18.
  2. ^ "Partnerstwo Samorządów Siłą Europy". Europa Miast (in Polish). Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ City Partners at svetlogorsk.by Archived 2016-05-25 at the Wayback Machine.

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