About Bulgaria

Bulgaria orig

Bulgaria EU orig
population: 7 974 000
area: 110 993 sq.km.
language: Bulgarian
official religion: Othodox
summer temperatures: 26Р’В°C to 30Р’В°C
winter temperatures: -5Р’В°C to 5Р’В°C
time zone: GMT +2 (Apr-Sept GMT +3)
country dialing code: 00359
Internet country code: .bg
capital: Sofia


Location and Territory

Bulgaria is located in South-Eastern Europe and occupies the Eastern part of the Balcan Peninsula. To the North the country borders on Romania via the Danube river, the the East it touches the Black Sea, its southern neighbors are Turkey and Greece, and to the West it borders on the Republic of Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro. The country ranks 15th in size among the other European countries.

Administrative Division

28 regions and 262 municipalities. Principal cities: Sofia (the capital), Plovdiv, Varna, Bourgas, Rousse, Stara Zagora, Pleven.

State System

Bulgaria is a republic with parliamentary form of government. The Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria is the supreme law of the country.


Full freedom of the religious denominations is proclaimed in the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria. 82.6% of the Bulgarian citizens are Eastern Orthodox Christians, 12.2% are Islam, 1.3% other religions and 3.9% without any specific religious denomination.

Official Language

Bulgarian. Other spoken languages are English, German, French and Russian.

Recommended links:
http://www.bulgariatravel.org - the official website for destination Bulgaria
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