Important Information

Bulgaria is a country in South Еastern Europe, situated on the Balkan Peninsula. The country’s population is 7.1 million people and the biggest cities are Sofia (the capital), Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse and Stara Zagora. In 2016 the GDP per capita was 7,350 USD.
Geographically, the country has a bit of everything – magnificent mountains (the highest on the Balkan peninsula is Musala peak in the Rila mountain), amazing lakes and rivers (the Danube River is the main shipping artery and it is also the country’s Northern border with Romania), many untouched forests, caves and of course, the unique Black Sea coast.
In the past years Bulgaria has become one of the most visited places in Eastern Europe, thanks to its amazing nature, the well-developed tourist infrastructure and the good price/level of service ratio. Many tourists have discovered the hidden beauties of the country - more than 7 million visitors in 2017.
If you are coming to Bulgaria, it is good to know some basic facts:
-    The capital city is Sofia
-    The emergency phone number is 112
-    The speed limit in the cities is 50 km/h, 90 km/h outside towns and 140 km/h on motorways.
-    The official currency is the Bulgarian lev – BGN
-    The time zone its +02:00 UTC (Eastern European zone)
-    The official language is Bulgarian spelled with the Cyrillic alphabet
-    Bulgarians shake their heads to mean ‘yes’ and nod for ‘no’
-    Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe, established in 681
-    Don’t ever say no to a Bulgarian when they offer you food

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