Bulgaria information

All the travel information about Bulgaria you will need

Map of Bulgaria

Map of Bulgaria

Four seasons climate in Bulgaria

The weather in Bulgaria is predominantly sunny

Religion: Orthodox Christians

Most of the bulgarians are orthodox christians

Prime minister and the president of Bulgaria shaking hands

The prime-minister Boyko Borisov (on the left) and the president Rosen Plevneliev (on the right).

Bulgaria is located in Southeast Europe, in the northeast part of the Balkan Peninsula and borders to the south with Turkey and Greece, to the north with Romania, to the west with Macedonia (FYROM) & Serbia and to the east with the Black Sea. This location places Bulgaria on the crossroad between Europe and Asia. Bulgaria is also a transport crossroad, allowing access to Western Europe, the Near East and the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. A series of major European transport corridors pass through Bulgaria. These corridors include the international highways that connect Western and Central Europe the Near East and the Middle East.

Bulgaria falls within the southern part of the temperate climate zone with subtropical influence. The country lies on the transition line between two climate zones influences the climate, soils, vegetation and animal species. All of them are characterized by great diversity. Bulgaria’s geographic position also determines the relatively wide angle of sunlight that falls on the country, making the country predominantly sunny which creates excellent preconditions for the development of tourism.

Information about Bulgaria

  • Total Area: 110,994 km2
  • Capital: Sofia
  • Official language: Bulgarian
  • Official script: Cyrillic
  • Official religion: Orthodox Christians
  • Currency: BGN – pronounced “lev” (plural leva);
  • Calling code: 00359
  • Time zone: EET (UTC+2)
  • Bulgaria GDP: $53.545 billion (2011)
  • Drives on the: right


  • Total length of Bulgaria’s borders: 2,245 km.
    • 1,181 km are on land
    • 686 km are on rivers
    • 378 km are on the sea


Bulgaria is a parliamentary democracy in which the most powerful executive position is that of prime minister. The political system has 3 branches—legislative, executive and judicial. Elections are supervised by an independent Central Election Commission that includes members from all major political parties.

The current prime minister is Boyko Borisov (GERB party) and the president of Bulgaria is Rosen Plevneliev (GERB party). The country joined NATO on 29 March 2004 and since January 1st 2007 Bulgaria is a member of the European Union.