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Bulgaria , officially the Republic of Bulgaria , a country in the Balkans in south-eastern Europe, borders five other countries: Romania to the north , Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, and Greece and Turkey to the south. The Black Sea defines the extent of the country to the east. Bulgaria includes parts of the Roman provinces of Moesia, Thrace and Macedonia. Old European culture within the territory of present-day Bulgaria started to produce golden artifacts by the fifth millennium BC. The first Bulgarian kingdoms on European soil date back to the early Middle Ages . All Bulgarian political entities that subsequently emerged preserved the traditions of the First Bulgarian Empire , which at times covered most of the Balkans and spread its alphabet, literature and culture among the Slavic and other peoples of Eastern Europe. Centuries later, with the decline of the Second Bulgarian Empire , Bulgarian kingdoms came under Ottoman rule for nearly five centuries. The Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 led to the re-establishment of a Bulgarian state as a constitutional monarchy in 1878, with the Treaty of San Stefano marking the birth of the Third Bulgarian State. In 1908, with social strife brewing at the core of the Ottoman Empire, the Alexander Malinov government and Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria formally proclaimed the full sovereignty of the Bulgarian state at the ancient capital of Veliko Turnovo. After World War II, in 1945 Bulgaria became a communist state and part of the Eastern Bloc. Todor Zhivkov dominated Bulgaria politically for 33 years . In 1990, after the Revolutions of 1989, the Communist Party gave up its monopoly on power and Bulgaria transitioned to democracy and free-market capitalism. Currently Bulgaria functions as a parliamentary democracy under a unitary constitutional republic. A member of the European Union, NATO and the World Trade Organization, it has a high Human Development Index of 0.834, ranking 56th in the world in 2006, and being listed by Freedom House as "free", scoring 1 for political rights and 2 for civil liberties.

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Nightlife in Bulgaria - Sofia
Nightlife in Bulgaria Nightlife in Bulgaria can be a memorable experience for all. Nightlife in Bulgaria is liked by tourists and locals alike. All these bars and pubs are the best places to know more about the lifestyle of the locals. After a day of sightseeing you can visit the varied pubs ad bars of the cities. Sophia, Sunny Beach and Varna are the popular places that are famous for a rocking Nightlife in Bulgaria. Some of the popular bars are market Inn, Grabbarna bus, Viking beach Bar and others. Other places where you can come for a drink are Hotel Baikal Bar, Red Harp, Irish Pub Sarafovo Bay, Funny Pub and others. One can also come for a drink to the Cafe Orient, Cafe Sonia, Cafe Caprice and Bam Bu Da Bar. All these bars are con...

When to Go Bulgaria - Sofia
When to Go Bulgaria Bulgaria has a temperate climate, with cold damp winters and hot dry summers. Spring (particularly April to mid-June) is an excellent time to visit. The days are getting longer, the weather is good, the theatres and other cultural venues are in full swing, off-season rates still generally apply, and locals are not yet jaded by waves of summertime visitors. Summer (mid-June to early September) is ideal for hiking and festivals, but is the peak season for travellers from elsewhere in Europe. Temperatures can be very high during this period, the beaches on the Black Sea coast can get insanely crowded, and accommodation and camping grounds in coastal resorts tend to fill up. September is perhaps one of the best mon...

Pirin National Park in Bulgaria - Pirin
Pirin National Park in Bulgaria There are many national parks in Bulgaria and Pirin National Park, Bulgaria is one of them. Tourists coming to this national park can have a glimpse of a number of plants and animals. So if you are on a touring the national parks in Bulgaria then a visit to the Pirin National Park, Bulgaria are a must. A general overview of Pirin National Park, Bulgaria - This particular national park covers an area of 274 square kilometer and is located in southwest Bulgaria at an altitude of 1,008 meters above sea-level. The said park encompasses a major portion of the Pirin Mountains. The park was previously known as Vihren National Park. The national park was included within the World Heritage Sites List in 1983. History a...