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Travel to Bulgaria

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Bulgaria

  • Time ZoneGMT/UTC +2
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellular phone etc.)
  • Weights & measures: Metric

Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List

  • Boyana Church
  • Madara Rider
  • Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
  • Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  • Rila Monastery
  • Ancient City of Nessebar
  • Srebarna Nature Reserve
  • Pirin National Park
  • Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

Bulgaria Facts

Location
Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey

Capital
Sofia

Population
7,322,858 (July 2007 est.)

Bulgaria Regions
Bulgaria consists of 28 provinces (oblasti, singular - oblast)

Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Dobrich, Gabrovo, Khaskovo, Kurdzhali, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Ruse, Shumen, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Sofiya, Sofiya-Grad, Stara Zagora, Turgovishte, Varna, Veliko Turnovo, Vidin, Vratsa, Yambol

Largest cities of Bulgaria
Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Pleven, Sliven, Dobrich, Shumen

Climate
temperate; cold, damp winters; hot, dry summers

Ethnic groups
Bulgarian 83.9%, Turk 9.4%, Roma 4.7%, other 2% (including Macedonian, Armenian, Tatar, Circassian) (2001 census)

Religions
Bulgarian Orthodox 82.6%, Muslim 12.2%, other Christian 1.2%, other 4% (2001 census)

Languages
Bulgarian 84.5%, Turkish 9.6%, Roma 4.1%, other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census)

Government type
parliamentary democracy

Background
The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

Flag of Bulgaria
Flag of BulgariaThree equal horizontal bands of white (top), green, and red; the pan-Slavic white-blue-red colors were modified by substituting a green band (representing freedom) for the blue.




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Source: Central Intelligence Agency.
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