The satellite and map view shows Bulgaria
, a country on the Balkans
in southeastern Europe on the western shores of the Black Sea. The nation shares international borders with Greece
, Republic of Macedonia
, and Turkey
The Ancient City of Nessebar in southeast Bulgaria is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Image: kk - nationsonline.org
The region of today Bulgaria was in ancient times a playground for Thracians, Greeks, and Romans. It became a cultural melting pot with European, Slavic, Ottoman and Persian influences. For a long time, Bulgaria was part of the Ottoman Empire; it remained under Turkish rule until the end of the 19th-century; it became independent in 1908. In 2007 the country joined the EU.
Bulgaria covers an area
of 110,879 km², compared, the country is somewhat larger than Iceland
(103,000 km²), or slightly larger than the U.S. state
Bulgaria has a population
of 7 million people (in 2017); the capital and largest city is Sofia (София)
with 1.3 million inhabitants.
The official language is Bulgarian, which is closely related to Russian, like Russian, Bulgarian is written in Cyrillic.
Today the country is a popular tourist destination. Main attractions are the Bulgarian Black Sea coast with its resorts at Sunny Beach (Slanchev Bryag
), Golden Sands (Zlatni pyasatsi
)), Varna, and Primorsko. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ancient City of Nessebar
is a tourist magnet.
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