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Bulgaria is a small fascinating country of ancient culture, scenic beauty and friendly people...
Located in Southeastern Europe, it occupies the central part of the Balkan Peninsula. Bulgaria shares a border with Romania to the north, Turkey and Greece to the south, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia to the west and the Black Sea to the east.
Country name: Republic of Bulgaria
Administrative divisions: 28 provinces (oblasti); Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Dobrich, Gabrovo, Haskovo, Kyrdjali, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pazardjik, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Rousse, Shoumen, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Sofia, Sofia-Grad, Stara Zagora, Targovishte, Varna, Veliko Tyrnovo, Vidin, Vratca, Yambol
National holiday: Liberation Day, 3 March (1878)
Location: Southeastern Europe on the Black Sea, between Turkey and Romania
Geographic coordinates: 43 00 N, 25 00 E
Area: total: 110,910 sq km water: 360 sq km land: 110,550 sq km
Land boundaries: total: 1,808 km
Border countries: Greece 494 km, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 148 km, Romania 608 km, Serbia and Montenegro 318 km, Turkey 240 km
Coastline: 354 km
Climate: temperate; cold, damp winters; hot, dry summers
Elevation extremes: highest point: Musala 2,925 m - lowest point: Black Sea 0 m
Population: 7,450,349 (July 2005 est.)
Languages: The official language is Bulgarian, official alphabet is the Cyrillic. In business and tourist centers English and sometimes German is spoken as well.
Travel and Tourism in Bulgaria
The tourism is a leading economic branch in Bulgaria
Bulgaria is situated at a crossroad that has been linking West and East
for millennia. It has been home to many civilizations, including the
Thracians, Romans, Slavs, Byzantines, Proto-Bulgarians, and Ottomans.
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