Bulgaria
Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
Links
The Land
  • Bulgaria (CIA World Factbook) Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
  • Bulgaria Attractions (Lonely Planet) Learn about the capital city of Sofia as well as the historical cities of Nesebar and Veliko Tornovo.
  • Rila National Park The official website of Rila National Park, Bulgaria’s largest national park, includes information on the park’s flora and fauna, tourism, and the impact of the park on the community.
  • Weather (CNN.com) Get the current weather conditions for Sofia and other cities in Bulgaria.
History and Government
  • About Bulgaria>general information>>State Structure of the Republic of Bulgaria (Office of the Bulgarian Economic and Commercial Counselor in Kuwait)
    Find out about the constitution, the president, the parliament, the government, the local executive authorities, and the judiciary of the Republic of Bulgaria.
  • Bulgaria (Country Studies)
    Detailed historical information about Bulgaria, including early settlement, Ottoman Rule, times of war, and Communist rule. This site also has information about Bulgaria’s government structure during and after Communism.
  • President of the Republic of Bulgaria
    Biographies of the president and vice president, including speeches, statements, and articles by the president and vice president. Also, the site includes general and historical information about the government and presidency.
  • Republic of Bulgaria Council of Ministers
    Gives brief biographies of the prime minister and other ministers. Site includes up-to-date articles about government programs and policies.
The People
  • Bulgarian Roma: The Multiplication of Misery (Worldpress.org) An article about Bulgaria’s Roma population
  • Bulgarians (Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia) The site discusses the ethnic makeup of modern-day Bulgarians, their language and religion, and the Bulgarian population in other countries.
  • The Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015 This is the official website of the Decade of Roma Inclusion.
  • Roma Programs (Open Society Institute & Soros Foundation Network)
    Find out more about what’s being done to promote Roma culture in central Europe, including efforts to address discrimination, support self-reliance and social inclusion, and reports about the Decade of Roma Inclusion.
Cultural Life
  • Christo and Jean-Claude The official website of artist Christo
  • Sofia City Guide In addition to sightseeing and travel information, this website has sections on the Cyrillic alphabet, counting in Bulgarian, holidays, and Bulgarian cuisine, including recipes.
  • SofiaEcho.com This is the online version of the weekly English-language newspaper the Sofia Echo.
The Economy
For More Information
  • Bulgaria (CountryReports.org) Find general country information, including geography, government, economy, etc.
  • Bulgaria (Lonely Planet) Travel tips and country information
  • Bulgaria National Anthem (www.national-anthems.net) Listen to Bulgaria’s national anthem
  • Bulgarian Embassy USA The official website of the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
  • BulgariaTravel.org This comprehensive website includes detailed information on everything from Bulgaria’s geography, climate, flora and fauna to its history from early settlement to present day. It has lots of cultural information about Bulgaria’s food, dress, traditions, music, crafts, arts, and literature.
  • Country Profile: Bulgaria (BBC News) Find up-to-date headlines, colorful maps, a timeline, an overview, and watch video news clips.
  • Embassy of the United States, Sofia, Bulgaria This is the official website of the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Teacher Resources
  • The Role of NATO (DiscoverySchool.com)
    This site offers a lesson plan about NATO (grades 9–12)
  • Teaching Suggestions for "To Your Health" (Peace Corps)
    A lesson plan exploring the Bulgarian holiday of Baba Marta. On this traditional holiday, celebrated March 1, people exchange twisted-thread decorations that symbolize good health. Lesson Plan (elementary level)
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