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The national flag of the Republic of Bulgaria is rectangular in shape and consists of three colors: white, green and red, placed horizontally from the top downwards. The coloured pieces are the same in shape and dimensions: Shape: rectangular, the width-length ratio being 3:5. When hoisted vertically, the flag’s maximum length can reach five widths. Dimensions: 18 sm x 30 sm, 24 sm x 40 sm, 90 sm x 150 sm, 129 sm x 215 sm. Colours: white – the degree of whiteness greater than 80%, green - Number 17-5936 of the Pantone-textile scale and red – number 18-1664 of the Pantone-textile scale. the standards of the colours of the national flags are kept at the Standardization and Meteorology Committee.
(Extract from the State Seal and National Flag Law)
Note: The representation of the flag in close colours in the 16-colour code: white #ffffff; green -#00966E; red - #D62612.
Article 1 The coat-of-arms of the Republic of Bulgaria is a state symbol of the independence and sovereignty of the Bulgarian people and the state. Article 2 (1) The coat of arms of the Republic of Bulgaria is a golden crowned lion, standing on his hind legs, in front of a dark red shield. The shield has a crown, whose prototypes are the crowns of Bulgarian rulers from the Second Bulgarian State, with five crosses and another cross above the crown. Two golden crowned lions, standing on their hind leg, facing the shield, hold it. They stand on two crossed oak branches with acorns. Under the shield there is a white band with the flag that reads: “Union Makes Strength”. (2) The graphical and colour image of the coat-of-arms, established by the appendix, are part of this law. Article 3 (1) The coat-of-arms of the Republic of Bulgaria is on the state seal, as established by the State Seal Law. (2) The coat-of-arms of the Republic of Bulgaria, placed elsewhere as well as the reproduction of the elements of the coat-of-arms on badges, commemoration medals and others is allowed only under an ordinance of the Council of Ministers. Bulgaria’s Coat-of-Arms LAW
(Promulgated in the State Gazette, issue 62 dated 5 August 1997)
Bulgaria’s National Anthem
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Bulgaria is situated in the South-East part of Europe Area: 110,993.6 km2. Population: 7.97 million Capital City: Sofia Official language: Bulgarian Currency: Lev (BGN) Exchange Rate 1 BGN = 0.51129 EUR BGN is pegged to the Euro Tel. Code: +359 (2 for Sofia) Time: GMT+2 Weather now http://weather.bg
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