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Bulgaria Under Živkov

Bulgaria Under Živkov

Živkov’s relative reformism was expressed above all in a certain tolerance towards cultural debate. He himself loved meeting intellectuals, to whom he assigned salaries that his critics call “satraphs”, giving them a social status that divided them from society. Dissident G. Markov (who was killed in London by the Bulgarian secret police) used to sarcastically say that poets and writers “were paid not to write, but not to write”. This relative tolerance, however, prevented the formation of a broad and…

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Golden Sands, Bulgaria

Golden Sands, Bulgaria

Bulgaria lies in south-east Europe and borders with Romania in the north, Serbia and Macedonia in the west, and Greece and Turkey in the south. In the east, the Black Sea forms the natural state border. The mountains of the Balkans criss- cross the country all the way to the beaches at the Black Sea. The capital of the republic is Sofia. Culture, art and customs have a long tradition in Bulgaria. The architecture of the capital Sofia dates back…

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Bulgaria Wildlife and Economy

Bulgaria Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What is growing in Bulgaria? Just over a third (35 percent) of Bulgaria is covered with forest. This grows mainly on the mountain slopes. Deciduous trees can be found in lower elevations, while conifers such as pine, spruce and fir trees are more common. Common tree species are beech, oak and maple. Olive trees and holm oaks grow on the Black Sea with its Mediterranean climate. From around 2000 meters, the climate becomes alpine. This means that…

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Bulgaria Guide

Bulgaria Guide

Country data Location: Southeast Europe Time zone: CET + 1 Total area: 110,879 km² Land area: 108,489 km² Water area: 2,390 km² Length of the state border: 1,806 km Bordering countries are accounted for:<brGreece: 472 km Macedonia: 162 km Romania: 605 km Serbia: 344 km Turkey: 223 km</br Coastline: 354 km Capital: Sofia Provinces: 28 Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Dobrich, Gabrovo, Khaskovo, Kurdzhali, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Ruse, Shumen, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Sofiya (Sofia), Sofiya-Grad ( Sofia City),…

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