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Bulgaria
EU Member since 2007
Other Memberships NATO, Bologna Process
Currency Lev (BGN)
Capital Sofia
Area 110,879 sq km
Population 6,981,642 (July 2013 est.)
Language Bulgarian, Turkish, Roma
Religion Eastern Orthodox 59.4%, Muslim (Sunni) 7.4%, Muslim (Shia) 0.4%, other (including Catholic, Protestant, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox, and Judaism) 1.7%, other (unknown) 27.4%, none 3.7% (2011)
GDP $ 7,282 (2011)
GNI $ 14,440 (2011)
SGI N/A
CPI 41 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture Byzantine and Neo-By zantine, Tarnovo School, Gothic Revival, Moorish Revival
Literature Hristo Botev, Ivan Vazov, Elias Canetti
Music Lesnoto, Paidushko Horo, Kopanitsa, Bucimis; Ivo Papasov, Philip Koutev, Bulgarian State Television Female Choir, Yuri Yunakov, Deyan Nedelchev, Lili Ivanova, Sofi Marinova, Miroslav Kostadinov, Preslava, Milcho Leviev
Painting Zahari Zograf, Vladimir Dimitrov, Christo, Radi Nedelchev, Julius Mordecai Pincas (Pascin)
Cuisine Shopska salad, Moussaka, Tarator (cold soup), Gyuvetch (vegetable stew). Delicacies: Lukanka (spicy semi-dried salami), Banitsa (Cheese filled pastry), Kebabche (spiced meatballs)
Drinks Ayran (yogurt based drink), Boza (wheat fermented low alcohol drink), Rakia (fruit liquor), Muskat wines, Mastika (liquor season with mastic resin)
Consumption 12.44 equivalent liters of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Soccer, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, boxing
europoint On Bulgaria
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