Situated in the south eastern Balkan peninsular, Bulgaria has been dealt a generous hand by nature. There is the impressive 230-mile (380 km) long Black Sea Coast with some of the finest sandy beaches in Europe (and we’ve got the Blue Flag award to prove it) with average temperature of 27 C and more than 300 sunny days in the year.
So it’s not hard to understand the many newcomers that come and really fell in love with this pearl of the Balkan peninsula.
Capital: Sofia (pop. about 1,000,000)
Large Cities: Varna, Plovdiv, Bourgas, Veliko Turnovo
Time Difference: Winter time: GMT +2 hours (October through March), Summer time: GMT +3 hours (April through September)
Religion: 86,6% of the population is Eastern Orthodox, 13% are Muslims.The Bulgarian Church is autonomus and headed by a Patriarch.
Population: Population including minorities 7,793,673
Curency Exchange – In banks and 24 hour change bureaus. The exchange rate is fixed to Euro.Credit Cards – Visa, Master Card, JCB, Diners Club, American Express, Access, Airplus. They can be used for the payment of all standart services in hotels, restaurants, night clubs, shops, car rental, plane tickets, etc.