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Bulgaria Country Info

Bulgaria Country Info

Bulgaria is a beautiful country located in southeastern Europe bordering the Black Sea between Romania, Greece and Turkey. Bulgaria is slightly larger than the state of Tennessee and has a population of 7.5 million people. The winters in Bulgaria are cold and the summers hot and dry. The Rita Mountains in the south are the highest in the Balkan Peninsula and plains dominate the northern and central regions in Bulgaria.

The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, which is also known as the “Paris of Eastern Europe.” There are many beautiful cathedrals and museums that show the rich heritage and culture of the country. Bulgaria is ethnically and religiously diverse, however most of the population is of Slavic origin.


The children available for adoption range in age from infants to teenagers. These children reside in baby homes or orphanages. Most of the orphanages are well maintained and have a good caretaker to child ratio. The orphanages are run by doctors so the children’s medical needs are taken care of to the best of the physician’s abilities. Attention is also given to the children’s emotional needs as well as their physical development and growth. The caregivers promote attachment and in many orphanages grandmothers, or “Babas,” come to spend time with the smaller children in order to give them the one-on-one time that can make a big difference in the future ability of the child to form attachments.



Interesting Facts about Bulgaria


Bulgaria’s government is a parliamentary republic.

The first Bulgarian state was established in 635 A.D. and it was located along the north coast of the Black Sea.

Bulgaria borders five other countries: Romania to the north, Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, and Greece and Turkey to the south. The Black Sea defines the country’s eastern border.

Between 1987 and 1999 Bulgaria consisted of nine provinces (oblasti, singular oblast); since 1999, it has consisted of twenty-eight. All take their names from their respective provincial capital cities.

Exports of Bulgarian wine are sold worldwide, and until 1990 the country exported the world’s second-largest total of bottled wine.

Bulgaria participates both in the Summer and Winter Olympics. Its first appearance dates back to the first modern Olympic games in 1896, when the Swiss gymnast Charles Champaud represented the country.

Sofia is not only the capital city of Bulgaria, but also the largest city with a population of 1.2 million.

Bulgaria is attracting large amounts of American and European investment and is an active partner in coalition operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in UN-led peacekeeping operations in the Balkans.

Bulgarians shake their heads for ‘yes’ and nod for ‘no’.



Statistics for Bulgaria


Population: 7,606,551 (2008 est.)

Life expectancy at birth: male: 69.5 years

female: 76.6 years (2008 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.4 children born/woman (2008 est.)

Religions: There is freedom of religion in Bulgaria, but traditionally Bulgarians are Eastern Orthodox Christians.

Orthodox (85%), Muslim (8%), others (7%)


GDP – per capita (PPP): $12,900 (2008 est.)

Literacy: total population: 98.2%

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