Retrieve the name of the root folder in c#

I want to retrieve the name of the folder that is the root of the site in question. is pointed to C:\Inetpub\mydomain

so would be located at C:\Inetpub\mydomain\home.aspx

How can I retrieve mydomain from this through c#?

I have looked at Server.MapPath but it retrieves the whole path (C:\Inetpub\mydomain)
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kaufmed 👽Commented:
Like this? Even though I'm using GetFilename(), it will return the right-most element of the path (files don't have to have extension, right?).
string dirName = System.IO.Path.GetFilename(Server.MapPath("~"))

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kaufmed 👽Commented:
Alternatively, you could use a DirectoryInfo object:
System.IO.DirectoryInfo info = new System.IO.DirectoryInfo(Server.MapPath("~"))
string dirName = info.Name;

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Carlos VillegasFull Stack .NET DeveloperCommented:
Hello,  you can use: System.IO.Path.GetFileName( Server.MapPath(""))
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DotNetChanoAuthor Commented:
worked perfectly. Thanks!
kaufmed 👽Commented:
NP. Glad to help   : )
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