Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey
Geographic coordinates: 43 00 N, 25 00 E
Population: 7.8 million
- total: 110,910 sq km
- water: 360 sq km
- land: 110,550 sq km
Capital: Sofia, 1,5 million citizens
Border Countries: Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Turkey
International airports: Sofia, Varna, Burgas
Coastline: 354 km
Visas: citizens of most European countries can stay 30 to 90 days without a visa.
Currency: Bulgarian Lev (approx. 0.51 EUR)
Climate: temperate; relatively cold winters; hot and dry summers
Winter time: GMT +2 hours (October through March)
Summer time: GMT +3 hours (April through September)
Terrain: mostly mountains with lowlands in north and northeast
Lowest point: Black Sea - 0 m.
Highest point: Musala peak at Rila mountain - 2925 m.
Natural resources: bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, coal, timber, arable land
Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz
Weights & measures: Metric
Tourism in Bulgaria: 8 million visitors per year