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Bulgaria

Official English Name: Republic of Bulgaria

Official Local Name(s): Република България
Republika Bǎlgariya

Common English Name: Bulgaria

Capital: Sofia

REGION
Southeastern Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Romania (North)
Greece (Southwest)
Turkey (Southeast)
Serbia (West)
Macedonia (West)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Black Sea (East)
TOTAL AREA
110, sickness 879 km2 (97.8% land, viagra 2.2% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
1, clinic 806 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
354 km
CLIMATE
Temperate
TERRAIN
Mountainous
Lowlands in north and southeast
HIGHEST POINT
Musala (2,925 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Bauxite
Copper
Lead
Zinc
Coal
Timber
Arable land
NATURAL DISASTERS
Earthquakes
Landslides
DEMONYM
Bulgarian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Bulgarian (76.9%)
Turkish (8%)
Roma (4.4%)
Russian (0.1%)
Armenian (0.1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Bulgarian
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Turkish
Roma
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Eastern Orthodox (59.4%)
Muslim (7.8%)
None (0.3%)
POPULATION
7,144,653
LARGEST CITY
Sofia (1,204,685)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Plovdiv (338,153)
Varna (334,870)
Burgas (200,271)
Ruse (149,642)
Stara Zagora (138,272)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary democracy
HEAD OF STATE
President Rosen Plevneliev
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
28 Provinces
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
22 September 1908 (from Ottoman Empire)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Lion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Mila Rodino
GDP PER CAPITA
$19,200 (USD)
CURRENCY
лв. (Lev)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = лв.1.78
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.bg
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+359

Dancing on hot coals is an ancient Bulgarian practice that is still done today on the name days of Saints Konstantin and Helena.

Gifts, when given, are usually opened right away.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bu.html (Majority of information)

http://censusresults.nsi.bg/Census/Reports/2/2/R7.aspx (Ethnic group data)

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/pressreleases/Census2011final.pdf (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 28 October 2016