What we have learned about Bulgaria
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The Bulgarian climate is temperate, with cold winters andThe Bulgarian climate is temperate, with cold winters and
humid Mediterranean summers, that is warm and dry.humid Mediterranean summers, that is warm and dry.
Bulgaria officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a
country located in Southeastern Europe. It is
bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and
Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to
the south and the Black Sea to the east.
The population of 7.36 million people is
predominantly urban and mainly concentrated
in the administrative centers of its 28
provinces. Most commercial and cultural
activities are concentrated in the capital Sofia.
The strongest sectors of the economy are
heavy industry, power engineering and
agriculture, all relying on local natural
The current political structure dates to the
adoption of a democratic constitution in 1991.
The first Bulgarian state was formed at
the end of the VII Century. During the
following centuries, a war was led against
the Byzantine Empire to ensure their
existence. But Bulgaria did not resist the
Ottoman Empire’s invasion, which occurred
at the end of the XIV Century.
24th May 1915, Bulgaria took24th May 1915, Bulgaria took
part in the 1st World War.part in the 1st World War.
At the end of the II World War,At the end of the II World War,
Bulgaria was controlled and led by USSRBulgaria was controlled and led by USSR
till 1990 .till 1990 .
Bulgaria entered the NATO from 2004Bulgaria entered the NATO from 2004
and entered the European Union in 2007,and entered the European Union in 2007,
January the 1st.January the 1st.
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Rakia can basically be made from
any fruit: grapes, plums, pears or
cherries, or basically whatever is
left of the summer fruit crop.
(According to Maria, Rakia has the
secret power to shake the bed).
The traditional Bulgarian cuisine is a
mixture of influences from East and West.
Traditional folk clothesTraditional folk clothes
Traditional drum instrumentTraditional drum instrument
Sofia is the largest city and capital of Bulgaria
with a population of approximately one million
inhabitants. It has been founded seven thousand
years ago and is the second oldest city in Europe.
Alexander Nevsky’s CathedralSofia, main city of BulgariaSofia, main city of Bulgaria
The oldest theater