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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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News Bulgaria (9453) »

2015-01-26 US citizen is ready to invest EUR 14 mln in Airport Gorna Oryahovitsa (Transport)
2015-01-24 New factory for processing of fruits and vegetables will be opened in Pavlikeni (Business)
2015-01-24 BGN 100 million will cost the modernization of the ski area near the Aleko hut on Vitosha (Sport)
2015-01-22 Growth in house prices in Bulgaria (Properties)
2015-01-20 Greek company builds tobacco processing factory in municipality of Kirkovo (Business)
2015-01-20 Todor Batkov sold to the owner of PFC Ludogorets 50% of his shares in Football Pro Media (Sport)
2015-01-20 The tender for the properties at former Pioner train station has been cancelled (Properties)
2015-01-20 Gold mining 1200 meters away from center of Breznik (Business)
2015-01-15 Turkish developer Garanti Koza will manage the 1-st Swissotel hotel in Sofia (Travel)
2015-01-15 The Kazanluk-based pharmaceuticals company Bulgarian Rose-Sevtopolis merges into its parent - the drug producer Sopharma (Health)

External links Bulgaria

Bulgarian Info Site (Bulgaria)
F.A.Q. about Bulgaria (Bulgaria) (Bulgaria)
Facebook Page of Guide Bulgaria (Bulgaria) (Bulgaria)
Maps of Bulgaria, Bulgarian cities and resorts (Bulgaria)
Wikipedia - Bulgaria (Bulgaria)
Bulgarian Sport Portal (Bulgaria)
Bulgarian Wine Portal (Bulgaria) (Bulgaria)

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