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About Sofia and Bulgaria

Sofia – grows, but does not get old

Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe with archeological remains 6 000 years old. It is situated in the Sofia plain with elevation above sea- level 550 meters on the territory of 1,311 square meters with population 1 177 000 /2001 г./. The immediate proximity of the mountain Vitosha, the wealth of the hydro mineral resources /15 mineral springs as well as one of the biggest reservoirs in Bulgaria- Iskar, in combination with the favorable natural- climatic conditions are unique facts for the Bulgarian capital.

Sofia is a center of the society- political, social- economic and international life of the country. It is the communicational heart of Bulgaria, and also a center of calmness, security and prosperity of the Balkans.

Sofia has a well-built and consistent with the climatic and relief specifications infrastructure. The transport system of the capital is well developed and is a significant part of the national transport system. The air transport is represented by the biggest airport in the country and is the center for directing the air movement. The biggest potential of Sofia - comfortable location in national and international aspect, provided communication and easy access - airport, railway and road messages; big internal market; qualified personnel; industrial, scientific - research and educational base are the prerequisite for high intensity of the investment activity.

The spacious and green Sofia welcomes its guests with its unforgettable sightseeing: early Christian temples St. Sofia and the rotunda St. Georgi, the proud cathedral temple St. Aleksandar Nevski, the sunny boulevard Tzar Osvoboditel, the city garden, the Palace, the buildings of the Parliament, the Sofia university St. KLiment Ohridski, the National Library St. St. Kiril and Metodii, the building of BNB and many others.

Sofia is a center of a rich cultural life - theater and opera events, exhibitions of Bulgarian classics and contemporary artists and many others cultural forums and activities.

The capital offers extraordinary possibilities for relax in many modern sports centers and in the natural park Vitosha. The immediate proximity and the beauty of the mountain attract the residents and the guests of the city with its variety and the wonderful conditions and facilities, giving the opportunity for exercising summer and winter sports.


Bulgaria

The history of Bulgaria is ancient and rich - 13 centuries of battles, might, upsurge and difficult ordeals. The country, established by khan Asparuh with its historical past, literature and art has always been a part of the European and world civilization culture.

Our goal is to show as much as possible of the specific aroma, spirit and magic of the FAIRYTALE BULGARIA – 110 993 м2 in the centre of the Balkan peninsula with population 7,97 million people (2005); land of ancient crossroad between Europe and Asia; four seasons in the plains and mountains of Miziya, Thrace and Macedonia; land, processed from the dawn of the human civilization, with famous for being blessed for agriculture; a country with distinctive folklore and over three thousand recorded folklore songs; typical ethno - sound, marked with the magic of Orpheus; dances with the rhythm of Dionysus and fire- dancing; national costumes and adornments with remarkable colors and magic; the land of the Thracians, the fragrant roses, the yoghurt, the impressive mountains and the wonderful sea where today wonderful, hospitable people live a with clear vision for their European appurtenance.

Bulgaria is a parliamentary republic. The national assembly is a supreme, permanently acting body. The state leader is the president.

On the second of April 2004 officially was announced that Bulgaria becomes a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO.

Since the first of January 2007 Republic of Bulgaria is a member of the European Union.