German (Bulgarian: Герман) is a village in central western Bulgaria, part of the Capital Municipality of Sofia City Province, and is regarded as a suburban neighbourhood of Sofia. It lies at the foot of the Lozen Mountains, at 42°37′N 23°25′E, 639 metres above sea level. As of 2007, it has a population of 2,197 and the mayor is Todor Vukov. German is the site of the German Monastery of Saint John of Rila, allegedly founded in the 10th century and then abandoned and reconstructed several times. It features a church from 1885 with frescoes from 1886 by Samokov masters. Since 1928, it is property of the Bulgarian Zograf Monastery on Mount Athos. The name of the town comes from "German" of Slavic mythology or Patriarch Germanus I of Constantinople, not the country or people of Germany.
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