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About Bulgaria

General Information

September 27 2005

Bulgaria is situated in the South-East part of Europe.
Area: 110,993.6 km2
Population: 7.97 million
To the north Bulgaria borders Romania.
To the south - with Greece and Turkey.
To the west - with Serbia and Macedonia.
To the east - with the Black Sea.
Capital City: Sofia (population: 1,122,302)
The capital city Sofia is situated in the Western part of the country, at the foot of the Vitosha mountain, the plain is 550m. above sea level.
Official language: Bulgarian;

Alphabet: Cyrillic;

Religion: East Orthodox Christians (85 %),
Muslims (13%), Catholics (1%);

Currency: Lev
Exchange Rate 1 BGN = 0.51129 EUR
BGN is pegged to the Euro at the rate of BGN 1 per EUR 0.51129.


Time: GMT+2;

Tel. Code:  +359 (2 for Sofia).

The average elevation throughout the country is 470 m. above sea level.
The highest peak is Musala - 2,925 m.
Bulgaria is at the border line between the temperate and Mediterranean climatic areas. The climate is temperate continental in its northern part, while the Mediterranean climatic influence is strongly felt in its southern part.

In winter the average temperature is about -1 , - 2  C.
In summer the average temperature is about 20 - 22 C.


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