Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in the , west of the Black Sea. Bulgaria is one of the few remaining exotic destinations of Europe, because it boasts sublime beaches on its seaside, lovely churches and winter sport opportunities in its mountains, as well as a unique combination of architectural styles in each of its cities and towns.

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is the capital of Bulgaria. It is also the biggest city in the country with about 2 million citizens. Photo: Bin im Garten, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Officially called Stara planina, meaning the old mountain, the are a mountain chain in Bulgaria and . Photo: Iliana Teneva, CC BY-SA 4.0.

, meaning Great Thorny City in Old Bulgarian, is a mountain city located in the of Bulgaria. Photo: Ximonic, GFDL.

Blagoevgrad Province, also known as or Bulgarian Macedonia, is a province of southwestern Bulgaria. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


The North of Bulgaria a region situated between the natural borders of the to the west and south and the river Danube to the north. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The Bulgarian Coast, also known as the Bulgarian Riviera, covers the entire eastern bound of Bulgaria stretching from the Romanian Black Sea resorts in the north to European Turkey in the south, along 378 km of coastline. Photo: Meph666, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Northern Thrace, also called , is a region in Bulgaria. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is a cultural region that is part of the greater Shopluk region in the eastern heights of and and the western mountains of Bulgaria. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, also spelled Dobrudja, Dobrudza and Dobrudzha among other spellings is a Bulgarian region part of the greater area Dobrudja located in both Bulgaria and . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, also spelled Stranja, Strandja and Strandza, is a mountain and a cultural region in Bulgaria. Photo: Denka marinova, CC BY-SA 4.0.


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