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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bulgaria Facts

Religion:
Bulgarian Orthodox Christian
83%
Muslim
12%
Ethnicity:
Bulgarian
86%
Turkish
9%
Roma
5%
Language:
Bulgarian - Slavic origin
85%
Turkish - Central Asian origin
10%
Roma - Indo European origin
4%
Location:
Bulgaria is a country located in South Eastern Europe
It is a little larger than the state of Tennessee
Bulgaria borders 5 European countries and the Black Sea:
Romania is North of Bulgaria
Greece is South of Bulgaria
Serbia is on Bulgaria's West side
The Black Sea is on Bulgaria's East side
Turkey is Southeast of Bulgaria
Macedonia is Southwest of Bulgaria
Capital:
Sofia - located at the foot of the Balkan & Vitosha Mountains
Population:
7,094,000
Government:
Parliamentary Democracy
Currency:
Lev
Common Holidays:
New Year's Day
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Other Holidays:
National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria
March 3rd
Labour Day
May 1st & 2nd
Day of the Armed Forces
May 6th
Day of Education, Culture, and Alphabet
May 24th
Unification Day
Sept 6th
Independence
Sept 22nd

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