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Bulgaria regained its independence in 1878 as an autonomous principality and was proclaimed a fully independent kingdom in 1908.
Bulgaria is comprised of the classical regions of Thrace, Moesia and Macedonia.
Bulgaria's population is mainly ethnic Bulgarian (83.6%), with two sizable minorities in the form of Turks (9.5%) and Roma (4.6%).
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 bulgaria - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Bulgaria was a significant European power in the 9th and the 10th century, while fighting with the Byzantine Empire for the control of the Balkans.
Bulgaria joined NATO on March 29, 2004 and is set to join the European Union on January 1, 2007.
Main article: Demographics of Bulgaria According to the 2001 census, Bulgaria's population is mainly ethnic Bulgarian (83.9%), with two sizable minorities in the form of Turks (9.4%) and Roma (4.7%).
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 Bulgaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bulgaria (Bulgarian: България), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Република България [re'publika bəl'garia]), is a country in southeastern Europe.
Bulgaria however was the only country that saved its entire Jewish population (around 50,000) from the Nazi camps by refusing to comply with a 31 August 1943 resolution, which demanded their deportation to Auschwitz.
Bulgaria joined NATO on 29 March 2004 and is set to join the European Union at the earliest on 1 January 2007 after signing the Treaty of Accession on 25 April 2005.
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 Bulgaria - Search View - MSN Encarta
The rivers of Bulgaria, which originate mostly in the Balkan Mountains and flow either north to the Danube or south to the Maritsa, are used for waterpower and for irrigating crops.
Bulgaria’s constitution of 1991 provides for an independent judiciary and for the establishment of a Constitutional Court, which interprets the constitution and rules on the constitutionality of laws and treaties.
Bulgaria declared war on Greece and Yugoslavia in April, shortly afterward occupying all of Yugoslav Macedonia, Grecian Thrace, eastern Greek Macedonia, and the Greek districts of Florina and Kastoría.
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 Bulgaria - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Bulgaria’s commitment to reforms led the European Union (EU) to open membership talks with the country in 2000, and Bulgaria expected to officially join the EU in 2007.
Bulgaria is largely dependent for transport on railroads, with 4,259 km (2,646 mi) of track in use.
A major event in the development of transportation in Bulgaria was the opening of the Ruse-Giurgiu rail-and-road bridge over the Danube River in 1954; it is the chief bridge of its type connecting Bulgaria and Romania.
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Bulgaria saved the lives of its own 50,000 Jews from the Nazi death camps by refusing to comply with a 31 August 1943 resolution, which demanded their deporatation to Auschwitz.
Bulgaria has signed an accession treaty with the European Union and is set to join the block in 2007.
Islam came to Bulgaria at the end of the Turkish colonists and (usually forceful) conversion of Bulgarians and at the time of the Liberation (1878) not less than 40% of the population of the country was Muslim.
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 Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Bulgaria regained its independence in 1878 as an autonomous principality and was proclaimed a fully independent in 1908.
The southwest of the country is containing the highest point of the Balkan the Musala at 2 925 m and range of the Balkan mountains runs west-east through the middle of country north of the famous Rose Valley.
Bulgaria concluded accession talks with the European Union and is set to join the in 2007.
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 Bulgaria - Gurupedia
Bulgaria joined NATO in 2004 and is hoping to join the European Union in 2007.
Bulgaria is comprised of the classical regions of Thrace,
Bulgaria is also a historic state that existed in 10-14th centuries around the confluence of Volga and
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 Bulgaria TRANSPORTATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Railroads are still the basic means of freight transportation in Bulgaria.
Bulgaria has many highway projects underway, including portions of the Trans-European Motorway (TEM), a route connecting Budapest with Athens via Vidin and Sofia and with Istanbul via eastern Bulgaria.
As of 2002, Bulgaria's maritime fleet was comprised of 77 ships with a total capacity of 881,758 GRT, as compared with 97,800 GRT in 1961.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Europe/Bulgaria-TRANSPORTATION.html   (229 words)

 Bulgarian Posts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The company was founded after the Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule, as the Russians handed all the post and telegraph offices to the newly-restored Bulgarian state on 14 May 1879.
Bulgaria was accepted into the Universal Postal Union on 1 July 1879.
As of 2005, the company operated 3,008 post offices and a total of 80,060 km of postal routes.
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 Bulgaria Transportation - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
In 1987 Bulgaria had 36,908 kilometers of roads, 33,535 of which were hard surfaced and 242 of which were classified as motorways (highways).
The largest drops were in sea transport (96 percent), river transport (63 percent), pipeline transport (62 percent), and rail transport (18 percent).
At that point, about one-third of Bulgaria's passenger railcars and two-thirds of railroad equipment were completely depreciated, and 78 locomotives and 3,500 freight cars were idle due to breakdowns.
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 Bulgaria articles on Encyclopedia.com
Bulgaria BULGARIA [Bulgaria], Bulgarian Balgarija, officially Republic of Bulgaria, republic (2005 est.
Macedonia MACEDONIA [Macedonia], region, SE Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula, divided among Greece, Bulgaria, and the Republic of Macedonia.
Alexander ALEXANDER [Alexander] (Alexander of Battenberg), 1857-93, prince of Bulgaria (1879-86); second son of Prince Alexander of Hesse-Darmstadt and nephew of Alexander II of Russia.
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 Category:Transportation by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This category is for articles relating to transportation (North American English) / transport (Commonwealth English) in a specific country.
See also: The article transportation by country, lists summary articles on transportation in each country.
Transportation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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 Wikinfo | Bulgaria
The Republic of Bulgaria is a republic in the southeast of Europe.
The Balkan peninsula derives its name from the Balkan or Stara Planina mountain range which runs through the centre of Bulgaria into eastern Serbia.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
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 Bulgaria, Map and Flag
In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks.
Bulgaria regained its independence in 1878, but having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, it fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946.
Bulgaria, a former communist country striving to enter the European Union, has experienced macroeconomic stability and strong growth since a major economic downturn in 1996 led to the fall of the then socialist government.
www.greatestcities.com /Europe/Bulgaria.html   (1180 words)

 Transportation Bulgaria Europe Regional
Bulgaria: EU Experts Praise Progress in AgricultureReporter.gr, Greece - May 31, 2006...
Bulgaria?s Economy Minister Opens Conference on Energy...Focus News, Bulgaria - May 30, 2006Bulgaria?s Minister of Economy and Energy Rumen Ovcharov will open the...
TransTriumf is the largest private public transportation company in Bulgaria, founded 15 years ago by Antranik Shakariyan, who will continue to serve as the...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/Europe/Bulgaria/Transportation   (465 words)

In the late 7th century a branch of the Bulgars led by Khan Asparuh migrated into the northern Balkans, where they merged with the local Slavic and Thracian population to form the first Bulgarian state in 681 AD.
Despite that fact, Bulgaria saved the lives of its own 50,000 Jews from the Nazi death camps by refusing to comply with a 31 August 1943 resolution, which demanded their deportation to Auschwitz.
On April 25th, 2005 Bulgaria signed the Treaty of Accession with the European Union and is set to join the bloc in 2007.
www.creekin.net /n28-bulgaria.html   (1536 words)

 WHKMLA : History of Bulgaria, 1879-1896
Bulgaria's constitution guaranteed freedom of worship and forbade religious discrimination; still, cultural pressure was exerted in violation of the constution, and there was a steady flow of emigrants leaving for Turkey; the Turkish population of Bulgaria dropped from 33 % in 1875 to 14 % in 1900.
Bulgaria's cities, most of all Sofia, underwent a quick transformation from Ottoman provincial (backward) towns to modern cities with fresh water supply and public transportation.
Bulgaria obtained foreign loans (1888 and following) which permitted her to go through with the nationalization of the railways.
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 Southeastern Europe Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Both Bulgaria and Romania were significantly affected by the economic embargo placed on Yugoslavia in the 1990s, suffering billions of dollars in losses due to disrupted trade, transport, and investment.
Bulgaria is dependent on imports for virtually all of its domestic natural gas consumption.
Although Bulgaria has announced that it will seek monetary compensation from the EC for the closure of the plant, the decision has been met with court battles indicating the closure of the reactors is in violation of Bulgarian law.
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 Bulgaria transportation guide. Book Bulgaria with Hostelbookers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The lack of investment in public transport over the past 10–15 years has left it in a sorry state, with semi-derelict stations, run-down vehicles and demoralized staff, and although private bus companies have taken up the slack on major routes, the state-owned network has drastically contracted.
While transport remains cheap it is also slow, a failing compounded by Bulgaria's mountainous terrain and climatic extremes (which rapidly degrade tarmac), with train journeys between the north and south being particularly prone to roundabout routes and changes.
The fragmentation of the transport system is reflected in the timetables (razpisanie) in train and bus stations, which used to be on a clearly legible board but are nowadays often merely scribbled on a piece of paper stuck to the window of the ticket office.
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 International Adoption - Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The government office responsible for adoptions in Bulgaria is the Ministry of Justice.
For children under the age of three (3) years old, the regional committee in Bulgaria must certify that three (3) Bulgarian families have refused to adopt the child before the child can be placed with a foreign family.
HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C testing is not completed on the children since the diseases are not widespread in Bulgaria and the children are not thought to be in a high risk group for these conditions.
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Bulgaria lost the war and all the territory it had gained in the First Balkan War.
Bulgaria fought on the side of the Nazis in World War II, but after Russia declared war on Bulgaria on Sept. 5, 1944, Bulgaria switched sides.
Bulgaria: Government - Government Under the constitution of 1991 Bulgaria is a parliamentary republic with an elected...
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 BBC - h2g2 - Transportation system toll collectors in Bulgaria
The essence of the toll collecting system in Bulgaria is the concept of "tickets" - small slips of paper that are supposed to grant you legitimate access to a single public transportation vehicle.
Bulgaria's transportation system controllers have a very basic mental contents, generally due to their early evolution stage (somewhere between cockroaches and Edam cheese).
Controllers are diurnal organisms, meaning that they mainly hunt during daylight, since during the night, the Bulgarian public transporatation system becomes a jungle of organisms at various levels of development, and competition becomes unbearable for simple controllers.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A724114   (958 words)

 Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
There are a lot of cars in Sofia, but most people either walked, or used the public transportation.
The public transportation in Sofia is made up of taxis (lots of them), trains, buses and electric trains.
We did stop for supper but the rest of the time we were on foot and taking a tour of the city.
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 Bulgaria Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Bulgaria is on a bumpy ride over the rapids of change.
Bulgaria has changed swiftly over the last decade, though in the villages you can still find folk who ride the donkey to work, eat homegrown potatoes and make their own cheese.
When Bulgaria ran away with the topsy-turvy capitalist circus, no-one told its people they were swinging without a safety net.
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Trade representatives from Albania and Bulgaria have agreed on general objectives and specific stipulations of a free trade agreement and a second round of negotiations is expected to be held December 5-12.
Bulgaria's ecotourism strategy is being developed and will be prepared by the end of the year.
Petrov emphasized that Bulgaria has adopted EU legislation for the transport sector and is in the process of implementing the legislation.
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 Transportation Romania Europe Regional
In this case, the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) could receive in return the right to name the transportation minister.
as more and more companies are looking to externalize their transportation and logistics...
Environment, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Transportation and with...
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 All Bulgaria Virtual Guide - Bulgaria in Maps
They form the majority and could be additionally divided perhaps, but I think it is not really necessary since the description is very detailed.
A very beautifully-detailed recent map of Bulgaria showing practically every village, town and city and the roads that interconnect them.
Weather map of Bulgaria with current sky conditions and temperatures.
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 WHITE WATER RAFTING IN BULGARIA.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Going on a White-Water rafting safari gives you the opportunity to see exiting parts of Bulgaria while you practice your favorite sport.
During the safari we will be moving from place to place every day so each day we'll have new challenges and adventures.
The rivers in Bulgaria are in the category 2-5 and off course everything will be planned according to your level — there will be a challenge for everyone!
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