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Republic of Bulgaria covers an area of 110.994 square kilometres, and it is
an Unitary parliamentary republic. The population is around 7.200.000
citizens, of which 61% are Christians, 31% have no religion and 8% are
The currency is Lev (BGN) worth 3,80 Danish Krone and €0,512. The GDP is
The climate is a pleasant
temperate-continental, dominated by the mountains.
The interaction of climatic, hydrological, geological and topographical
conditions have produced a relatively wide variety of plant and animal
species. Nearly 35 per cent of its land area consists of forests where
some of the oldest trees in the world, such as Baikushev's Pine and the
Granit Oak are found.
Among the mammals are the European jackal (Canis aureus moreotica),
Wildcat (Felis silvestris), Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), Golden
jackal (Canis aureus), Brown bear (Ursus arctos), Eurasian
badger (Meles meles), European otter (Lutra lutra), quite some
deer, Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) and some bats.
Bulgaria is home to about 170 species of vascular plants found nowhere else.
These include the tulips (Tulipa urumoffii), and (Tulipa rhodopea),
Pirin Poppy (Papaver degenii), a baby’s breath (Gypsophila tekirae).
Well, I have not made as far yet, but one day....