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|Other major settlements||Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Pleven, Ruse and Stara Zagora.|
|Languages||98% Bulgarian, 1.8% Turkish and 0.2% Roma|
|Leader||Tsar Simeon II.|
|Deputy Leader||Prime minster Rumen Radev.|
|Head of parliament||Speaker of the House Boyko Borisov.|
|Type of regime||Constitutional monarchy.|
|Name of national legislature||National Assembly.|
|Area||110,993.6km2 (42,854.9 sq mi)|
|Number of international airports||3.|
|Number of major ports||2.|
|State de facto formed||1885.|
|De facto Independence date||1908.|
|Independence de jure reconised on||1908.|
|Currency||Bulgarian lev (лв, LV).|
|Religions||95% Bulgarian Orthodox Church, 3% Atheist and 2% Sunni Islam.|
|Motto||Мила Родино (Bulgarian), Mila Rodino (transliteration), Dear Motherland.|
|Imports:||Crude oil, natural gas, lubricating oil, polyurethane, polyester, ethene, artificial rubber, mining equipment, steel, polythene, manganese, vanadium, hi-tech equipment, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Plenum Polyvinyl Chloride (Plenum PVC), fertilizer, electrical data processing machines and natural rubber.|
|Exports:||Tourist sites, fish products, sand, stone, gravel, lime, small cars, fishing boats, power-transmission equipment, crockery, electrical transformers, electrical generators, copper wire, gypsum, shoes, cloth, wine, grapes and furniture.|
|Anthem||Съединението прави силата (Bulgarian), "Sǎedinenieto pravi silata" (transliteration), "Unity makes strength".|
|Ethnic groups||84.8% Bulgarians, 8.8% Turks, 4.9% Roma (Romani) and 1.5% others.|
|Highest mountain:||Rila (Musala, 2,925 m).|
|Number of military personnel:||145,000.|
|Drives on the:||Right.|
|GDP per capita (PPP):||$22,578.|
|% Interest rates:||8.45%.|
|% Inflation rates:||8.54%.|
|Life expectancy in years:||75.|
Eastern Rumelia (Bulgarian: Източна Румелия, Iztochna Rumeliya; Ottoman Turkish: روم الى شرقى, Rumeli-i Şarkî; Greek: Ανατολική Ρωμυλία, Anatoliki Romylia) was a short lived autonomous territory in the Ottoman Empire's Balkan's territory, created in 1878 by the Treaty of Berlin and de facto ended in 1885, when it was united with the principality of Bulgaria, also under de jure Ottoman suzerainty until 1908, when Bulgaria declared independence.
The Anti-Serbia War (1914-1918)
They joined on Austro-Hungary's side in 1915.
The inter-war years
Fascism and Communism took off in the 1930s.
Russian Revolution (1917-1924)
The USSR and Bulgaria tried to subvert each other in the 1920s.
The Great Depression (1929-1940)
The economy collapsed for 8 years and protectionist measures were brought in until the economy was back in order.
The Anti-Hitlerian War (1939-1946)
It stayed neutral in the war.
It was a Soviet allie. The left-wing uprising of the 9th of September 1944 led to the abolition of the monarchy, but it was not until 1947 that a one-party people's republic was established.
The monarchy did eventually get restored to office in 1992, unlike the Romanian and Serbian monarchy.
A 2001 law was passed to promote the Romani language in primary schools in ethnically Romani (Roma) places.
An American supremacist thug stabbed a Bulgarian, Quebecquar, Louisianan and Canadian spectator at the Atlanta NASCAR track in 2001.
Bulgaria has now chosen to seriously upgrade it's agricultural and tourism sector. Heavy investments are also being made in t o the rural road network.
The strongest sectors of the economy are heavy industry, power engineering, mining, textiles, cobbling, furnishings, the wine industry, tourism and agriculture. lignite coal, lead, zinc, copper and polymetal ores, gypsum, limestones, bentonite, kaolin, quartz sands, fire-clays, marbles are being prospected for new Quebec backed mining projects.
Corruption is a major issue.