Government Type: Parliamentary democracy
Total Area: 42,810 Square Miles
110,879 Square Kilometers
Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey
Bulgarian. The official language is Bulgarian, and nearly all inhabitants speak it. About half of the Turkish population speaks Turkish as its mother tongue. Bulgarian is a Slavic language that uses an alphabet first developed in the ninth century by Cyril and Methodise. English is now the most popular language for children to study, followed by German and French.
The Bulgarian People
Usually a person greets another person during the day, with a smiling face, and a simple hello, (Zdrasti) sometimes one would extend their hand for a handshake. One might also say Good morning! (Dobro utro!) , Good afternoon! (Dobro utro!) or Good evening! (Dobar vecher!). Hand-slaps and hugs are popular among young people; a kiss between close female friends is also common.
Where to find more out about Bulgaria
President's Official Site