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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.

Tourism Information...
Bulgaria
www.bulgariatravel.org
The Best of Bulgaria...
 Most Popular Sights...
Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  
  • Bansko
  • Belogradchik Fortress
  • Burgas
  • Nessebar
  • Plovdiv
    • Roman Theater
    • Old Town
  • Rila Monestary
  • Sofia
    • Boyana Church
    • St. Alexandar Nevski Cathedral
    • Rotunda of St. George
    • St. Sofia Church
  • Sozopol
  • Sunny Beach
  • Varna
  • Veliko Tarnovo

Flag_of_BulgariaProvidences of Bulgaria…

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Blagoevgrad
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Burgas
Dobrich
Dobrich
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Gabrovo
Haskovo
Haskovo
Kardzhali
Kardzhali
Kyustendil
Kyustendil
Lovech
Lovech
MOntana
Montana
Pazardzhik
Pazardzhik
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Pernik
Pleven
Pleven
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Plovdiv
Razgrad
Razgrad
Ruse
Rousse
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Shumen
Silistra
Silistra
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Sliven
Smolyan
Smolyan
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Sofia Province
Stara Zagora
Stara Zagora
Targovishte
Targovishte
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Varna
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Veliko Tarnovo
Vidin
Vidin
Vartsa
Vratsa
Yambol
Yambol
 

Country Information...
 
Capital Sophia
Largest City Sophia
Government parliamentary democracy
Currency lev (BGN)
Area 110,910 sq km – ranked 105th
Population 7,144,653 (July 2016 est.) ranked 102nd
Language Bulgarian (official) 76.8%, Turkish 8.2%, Roma 3.8%, other 0.7%, unspecified 10.5% (2011 est.)
Ethnic Groups Bulgarian 76.9%, Turkish 8%, Roma 4.4%, other 0.7% (including Russian, Armenian, and Vlach), other (unknown) 10% (2011 est.)
Religion Eastern Orthodox 59.4%, Muslim 7.8%, other (including Catholic, Protestant, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox, and Jewish) 1.7%, none 3.7%, unspecified 27.4% (2011 est.)
Electricity 230V, 50Hz (European plug)
Country code +359
Internet TLD .bg
Time Zone EET (UTC+2) / summer EEST (UTC+3)
Drives on the Right
Anthem Съединението прави силата (Bulgarian) “Unity Makes Strength”
President Rumen Radev
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov
Holidays and Observances in Bulgaria in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Feb 1 Saturday Day of Remembrance and Respect to Victims of the Communist Regime Observance
Mar 1 Sunday Baba Marta Observance
Mar 3 Tuesday Liberation Day National holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Mar 29 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 17 Friday Good Friday National holiday
Apr 18 Saturday Holy Saturday National holiday
Apr 19 Sunday Easter Sunday National holiday
Apr 20 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Friday Labor Day National holiday
May 6 Wednesday St. George’s Day National holiday
May 24 Sunday Culture and Literacy Day National holiday
May 25 Monday Culture and Literacy Day observed National holiday
Jun 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
Jul 1 Wednesday July Morning Observance
Sep 6 Sunday Unification Day National holiday
Sep 7 Monday Unification Day observed National holiday
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Sep 22 Tuesday Independence Day National holiday
Oct 25 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Nov 1 Sunday Revival Day Observance
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve National holiday
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Saturday Second day of Christmas National holiday
Dec 28 Monday Christmas holiday National holiday