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Bulgaria Introduction




Bulgaria is a country on the Balkan Peninsula of southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania on the north, Yugoslavia and Macedonia on the west, Greece and Turkey on the south, and the Black Sea on the east.
Mountains cover most of Bulgaria. Fertile valleys and plains separate the mountains in many areas.

A Short Background

Bulgaria earned its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1878, but having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, it 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 multi-party 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.

Today, reforms and democratization keep Bulgaria on a path toward eventual integration into NATO and the EU - with which it began accession negotiations in 2000.


1UpTravel's Guide to Bulgaria

Topography of Bulgaria - Read more about the geography and topography of Bulgaria

History of Bulgaria - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Bulgaria

Life & People of Bulgaria - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Bulgaria

Local Cuisine of Bulgaria - Find out delicious local cuisines of Bulgaria

Holidays in Bulgaria - Check out a list of the local holidays in Bulgaria

Festivals in Bulgaria - Learn about the festivals in Bulgaria

Embassies of Bulgaria - Provides an Embassy database for Bulgaria

Administration facts of Bulgaria - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Bulgaria

Newstands in Bulgaria - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Bulgaria

Attractions in Bulgaria - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Bulgaria

Maps of Bulgaria - Discover a detailed map of Bulgaria

Map Database of Bulgaria - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Bulgaria

Flags of Bulgaria - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Bulgaria. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Bulgaria - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Bulgaria

Shopping in Bulgaria - Find out the best places for shopping in Bulgaria

Restaurants in Bulgaria - Browse a list of eat-outs in Bulgaria

Geography of Bulgaria - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Bulgaria

People of Bulgaria - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Bulgaria

Government and Politics in Bulgaria - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Bulgaria.

Economy of Bulgaria - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Bulgaria

Communications in Bulgaria - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Bulgaria

Transportation in Bulgaria - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Bulgaria

Military of Bulgaria - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Bulgaria

Transnational Issues of Bulgaria - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Bulgaria


 





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