Bulgaria is a country located in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. Bulgaria has a population of approximately 7 million people and its capital city is Sofia. The official language is Bulgarian, though many people also speak English, Turkish or Russian.
Bulgaria has a rich cultural heritage that dates back thousands of years. Its culture combines elements from both Eastern and Western Europe. Religion plays an important role in Bulgarian society; Eastern Orthodox Christianity is the predominant faith in Bulgaria, with other religious minorities such as Islam, Judaism and Catholicism also present. See countries that begin with B.
The landscape of Bulgaria features rugged mountains in its interior as well as beautiful beaches along its Black Sea coast. The climate is generally temperate with cold winters and warm summers. The economy of Bulgaria relies heavily on tourism, agriculture and industry.
Bulgaria. It was a historically important day for the Bulgarians when the country’s flag was first hoisted outside the NATO headquarters in Brussels in April. Bulgaria joined the Defense Alliance at the same time as six other former Warsaw Pact countries. According to abbreviationfinder, BG stands for Bulgaria in text.
Formal negotiations with the EU were also concluded during the year. Bulgaria was given the go-ahead for the coveted membership in 2007, subject to a number of conditions being met. This included to deal with widespread corruption and to improve conditions for the Roma minority.
According to CountryAAH, the total population in Bulgaria is 6,948,456 people in 2020. NATO membership and the agreement with the EU were feathers in the hat of the government, which could also point to improved economy and reduced unemployment. Nevertheless, the dissatisfaction with the center-right government was great, as living conditions remained difficult for most Bulgarians. The government coalition also lost its majority in parliament when a group of Prime Minister Simeon Sakskoburggotski’s party resigned in March. Towards the end of the year, bourgeois parties discussed an election alliance ahead of the 2005 parliamentary elections, an election most predicted that socialists would win.
Several Bulgarian soldiers who were part of the country’s nearly 500-strong force in Iraq were killed during the year. Two civilian Bulgarian truck drivers who were kidnapped were also killed. A majority of Bulgarians opposed the presence in Iraq, but the government maintained its support for the US-led operation. See cachedhealth.com for entertainment and holidays in Bulgaria.
Sakskoburggotski announced in May that the construction of a nuclear power plant outside Belene would resume after laying down since 1991. It was expected to be the government’s largest investment project during the year and would attract foreign investors and reduce unemployment.