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Bulgaria is situated in south-eastern Europe. It occupies the central part of Balkan peninsula on both sides of the Balkan Range (the Balkans), from which the peninsula has taken its name. The grater part of the northern border with Romania passes along the Danube, and the eastern border is the Black Sea. The land borders with Serbia and Macedonia to the west, with Turkey to the south-east, and with Greece to the south.

Bulgaria is a beautiful mountainous country, with tourism opportunities being one of its biggest assets. The modern ski resorts as Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo and Vitosha attract attention of lots of foreign tourists.
Bulgaria possesses beautiful landscapes and beaches, and is becoming a real resort paradise.

The Black Sea Coast on its East border is famous for its fine sanded beaches, and perfect temperatures of water and air. There are plenty of sea resorts (Albena, Golden Sands, Sunny Beach, Elenite, etc.) and sea towns and villages (Varna, Bourgas,Balchik, Nessebur, Sozopol, etc.) that give opportunity for great sea holidays

Further, Bulgaria has around 600 natural mineral springs, with water temperatures ranging from 20 to 60 degrees Celsius, whose baths and health spas are famous tourist attractions. The most known spa resorts are Hissarya, Velingrad, Devin, Varshets, Pavel Banya and more.

Divisions: The territory of the republic of Bulgaria is divided into 263 municipalities from 28 districts (provinces), grouped into 6 "planing economic regions". The administrative territorial division is (*):
North - Western Region - Districts: Vidin, Vratza, Montana, Lovech, Pleven
North - Central Region - Districts : Veliko Turnovo, Gabrovo, Rousse, Razgrad, Silistra,
North - Eastern Region - Districts : Dobrich, Shumen, Varna, Targovishte
South - Western Region - Districts: Sofia- Town, Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Pernik, Sofia- District
South - Central Region - Districts: Pazardjik, Plovdiv, Smolyan, Kurdgiali, Haskovo
South - Eastern Region - Districts: Bourgas, Sliven, Yambol, Stara Zagora

Note: The last grouping of the districts in the planing regions is from 2008, which replace an old grouping from 2005. The changes are:
- Districts of Pleven and Lovech are moved from North-Central to North-Western region
- Districts of Silistra and Razgrad are moved from North-Eastern to North-Central region
- District of Stara Zagora is moved from South-Central to North-Eastern region

Quick facts about Bulgaria

In Bulgarian (Native transliteraion): България
Latitude: 42.8356955
Longtitude: 25.2685547
Area Size: 110994km2
Population: 7364750 people (2005)
Phone Code: 00359

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Varna

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Vitosha

Melnik

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Svetlen

Spanchevtsi

Ratlina

Spanchevtsi

Stara Zagora

Spanchevtsi

News Bulgaria (9420) »

2014-08-28 Ludogorets Razgrad eliminated Steaua Bucharest in one incredible and crazy match (Sport)
2014-08-15 The megaproject near Ravno pole for holiday-entertainment complex with hotels, casinos and waterpark starts within days (Business)
2014-08-03 Floods in Mizia - second victim confirmed (Accidents)
2014-06-25 Investments of BGN 25 mln in Mezdra-based Ledenika brewery (Business)
2014-06-25 Dimitrovgrad can become the place with one of the biggest investments in Bulgaria (Business)
2014-06-25 BG Central Bank: Households increased their bank savings by BGN 138 mln in May (Finances)
2014-06-24 Lot 2 of the Struma motorway is to be ready in March 2015 (Transport)
2014-06-21 Heavy floods in region of Varna with 11 victims (Accidents)
2014-06-17 Investment proposal for a company with 600 new jobs in Plovdiv (Business)
2014-05-26 The European parliament elections, Bulgaria 2014 (Politics)

External links Bulgaria

Visit to Bulgaria (Bulgaria)
Bulgarian Info Site (Bulgaria)
Aqua park Sunny Beach (Sunny Beach)
Visit to Bulgaria - Blagoevgrad (Blagoevgrad)
Region Kyustendil (Kyustendil)
Pernik region (Pernik)
Map of resort Borovets (Borovets)
Visit to Bulgaria - Pazardjik (Pazardjik)
Sunny Beach (Sunny Beach)
kranevo.eu (Kranevo)

Map of Bulgaria »

Vidin Montana Vratsa Pleven Rousse Silistra Dobrich Varna Veliko Turnovo Razgrad Turgovishte Shoumen Bourgas Yambol Sliven Haskovo Stara Zagora Gabrovo Plovdiv Kardjali Smolyan Pazardjik Blagoevgrad Kyustendil Lovech Sofia City Sofia County Pernik