Country Geography and Climate
Bulgaria lies in Southeastern Europe, in the northeastern part of the Balkan Chain mountains. It falls within the southern moderate climate zone with influence from the Subtropics. Its position is on the transition between two climate zones which affects the temperature, soil, vegetation and wildlife. They are characterized with Great Variety.
The territory of Bulgaria covers 111,000 square kilometers and features a diverse landscapewhich combines valleys, plains, hills and plateau lands, river valleys, canyons and mountains of various heights. About 70% of the territory is occupied by plains and hilly lands, and 30% - with mountains. The average altitude of the country is 467 meters, which generally decreases from south to north and from west to east. In the central part of the country is located Stara Planina Mountain chain with the highest peak called " vrah Botev " (2376 m). The highest Bulgarian mountains Rila and Pirin are located east of the Struma river valley. The average altitude is 1258 meters, and 60% of their area is with an altitude over 1,000 m. In the Rila mountains rise 31 alpine peaks reaching over 2600 m. There is also situated the Height champion of the Balkan Peninsula - called Musala alpine peak (2925 m ).
Lifestyle and Culture
The lifestyle and culture of the Bulgarian nation have formed over millennia. Located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Bulgaria is a land inhabited since ancient times. All nations who lived on these lands - Thracians, Romans, Slavs, Bulgarians - left their mark in the world cultural heritage. Not by accident here was born the first European civilization. Known around the world is the treasure from the Varna cemetery, which is the oldest worked gold found in whole world . The traditions, holidays, customs, rituals preserved by the living memory of the Bulgarians, testify for the rich spirituality, life and culture of the Bulgarian people during the centuries.
The Bulgarian cuisine
Bulgarian cuisine is extremely various and delicious. It includes many salads, pastry products, stews, and specific dishes you can taste only in certain areas of the country. Many dishes are prepared according to old recipes passed down from generation to generation for centuries nared.Izklyuchitelnoto is diversity in Bulgarian cuisine and it nemozhe Thought recreated and summarized in a few lines. The most characteristic products, which Bulgaria is famous around the world are the white yogurt and white brined cheese . The enormous variety of local food specialties combined with our premium quality wines are only a small part of the magic of our food . Other our typical drink is the Bulgarian brandy it is made out from grapes or other fruits - plum, apricot, figs, pears and others. To explore the culinary magic of the country, you must explore it all because each region keeps its traditions and offers a variety of culinary delights.
Bulgaria numbers 7,351,234 inhabitants to 01.02.2011 on (72.9% - urban population), 85% are Orthodox Christians, Muslims 13% and 2% accounting of other religions.
Dear ladies and gentlemen you are welcome and see for yourself the beauty of our country, because Bulgaria is certainly the jewel of Eastern Europe.