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Bulgaria is an active member of NATO, and will join the European Union on January 1, 2007. The country is a member of the UN since 1955, and a founding member of the OSCE. Bulgaria has a base in Antarctica, and as a Consultative Party to the Antarctic Treaty takes part in the governing of the territories situated south of 60° south latitude.
Bulgaria officially the Republic of Bulgaria is a country in Southeastern Europe. It borders the Black Sea to the east, Greece and Turkey to the south, Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, and Romania to the north, mostly along the Danube.
Strategic location near Turkish Straits; controls key land routes from Europe to Middle East and Asia.
8 000 000
Temperate; cold, damp winters; hot, dry summers.
Sofia, Plovdid, Varna, Ruse, Burgas, Stara Zagora, Pleven, Dobrich, Sliven, Shumen.
Danube, Iskur, Marista, Tundzha.
Places to Visit
Golden Sands, Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Ruse, Burgas, Pleven, Dobrich, Sliven.
Sofia International Air Port, Varna Airport.
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