Bulgaria is a small country with ancient culture, scenic beauty, friendly people, hospitality and warmth. Located in South Central Europe, it occupies the central part of Balkan Peninsula.
Bulgaria shares a border with Turkey and Greece to the South, Macedonia and Serbia to the West, Romania to the North and the Black Sea to the East.
Geography Area: 110,994 sq. km.
Major cities: Capital - Sofia (1.2 million). Others - Plovdiv (about 500,000), Varna (about 400,000).
Terrain: Bulgaria is located in South Central Europe. The terrain is varied, containing large mountainous areas, fertile valleys, plains and a coastline along the Black Sea. Bulgaria shares a border with Turkey and Greece to the south, Macedonia and Yugoslavia to the west, Romania to the north and the Black Sea to the east.
Climate: Continental - mild/hot summers and cold, snowy winters.
Demographics Population (July 2006 est.): 7,670,495.
Language: Bulgarian (official); A lot of young Bulgarians speak English.
Time GMT: + 2. Bulgaria follows daylight saving time in summer.
Currency: Bulgarian Lev (plural Leva) Abbreviation: BGNL. 1 euro = 1.95583 levs - Credit cards are not widely accepted except in larger hotels and restaurants that cater to foreign tourists. ATMs are widespread and take major cards.
Tourism is one of the key sectors in Bulgaria: Due to the excellent geographical location, remarkably rich nature, variable relief and moderate continental climate. During the last three years Bulgarian tourism has been advancing progressively.
Rila, Pirin, the Rhodopes, Vitosha and the Balkan Mountains offer wonderful opportunities: for skiing and mountain tourism. The international resorts of Pamporovo, Borovets and Bansko allows one to enjoy some of the best skiing in Europe - with snow from Christmas to Easter.
Bulgaria has more than 600 hot, warm and cold mineral springs: of varied physical and chemical contents, mineralization, curative gases, biologically active trace elements, temperature and curative properties that create excellent conditions for development of balneology tourism. A number of hotels with state-of-the-art equipment and skilled staff offer talasso-therapy, pearl baths, underwater massage, phyto-therapy, curative mud, inhalations, manual therapy, paraffin treatment, acupuncture, helio-prophylaxis, ozone and oxygen therapy, slimming procedures, balneo-cosmetics, etc.
Bulgaria has over 30.000 historical monuments from different historical epochs, 36 culture reserves, 330 museums and galleries all of which form an impressive base for the development of cultural tourism.
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