Republic in southeastern Europe on the west coast of the Black Sea. Member of the EU.


Bulgarian is the official language and the Cyrillic alphabet is used. Understanding a little about the Cyrillic alphabet (both upper and lower case) and the equivalent Roman characters will help with identifying street names and road signs. Major town names are generally displayed in both Bulgarian and Latin alphabets.

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Capital: Sofia

Principal Ports

Bourgas, Varna (Black Sea); Rousse, Vidin (Danube river)

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

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