Official Name: officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Република България, tr. Republika Bǎlgariya
Form of Government: Parliamentary Representative Democratic System.
Official Languages: Bulgarian
Currency: Bulgarian Lev
Area: 110,994 km²
Climate: A temperate-continental climate with moderate features which is characteristic for Central Europe, with hot summers, long, cold winters and very distinct seasons. Daytime temperatures vary from 0-5°C in the winter and 25-30°C in summer months.
Religions: The largest denomination is Christians - 85% of the total population. The main religion of the country as tradition is officially the Eastern Orthodox Christianity. It is professed by 82.6% of the population of Bulgaria. 0.6% of the population (44, 000 people) are Roman Catholic, and 1.12% - Protestants (Greek - Roman Catholics and Protestants). There are adherents of the Armenian Gregorian Orthodox Church, the followers of different Christian sects: Pentecostals, Methodists, Baptists, Adventists, and others.
Main industries: The strongest sectors in the economy are energy, mining, metallurgy, machine building, agriculture and tourism. Primary industrial exports are clothing, iron and steel, machinery and refined fuels.
Traditional dishes: Banitsa, Tarator, Kebapche, Ljutenica, Mekitsa.
Fun Fact: Bulgaria grows a lot of roses. A LOT of roses. In fact, the roses grown in Bulgaria’s “Rose Valley” produce most (70-85%) of the world’s rose oil – a component in most perfumes.