This ancient country is really unknown. You are sure to like her and may wish to know more about her.
Bulgaria lies in the northeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. The country is 520 kilometers long and 330 kilometers wide as the crow flies, has a wide outlet on the Black Sea and the river Danube and convenient crossroads location between Europe and Asia. The country"s territory of 111,000 square kilometers makes up about 0.08 per cent of the earth"s land, one fifth of the territory of France or a speck on the globe or the map, if you like. The population is about 8 million, 8.6% of the Balkan Peninsula, 1.3% of Europe and 0.20% of the world, living in 240 towns and 5 099 villages, 68% of the population is urban. With 75 persons per square kilometer as against 38 on the Earth and 66 in Europe, the population density is relatively big or at least bigger than that in neighbour Turkey and Greece. The total length of the borders is 2245 kilometers of which 1181 are land, 686 kilometers are river and 378 kilometers are sea borders. Turkey, Greece, ex-Yugoslavia and Romania were, are and will be the neighbour countries. The climate is temperate continental and tends to be Mediterranean in the southern and coastal areas. The mean annual temperature varies between plus 14°C and minus 3°C; the highest temperature ever has been 45.2°C and the lowest - 38.3°C below zero.