Bulgaria

White, green and red flag of bulgaria

 

Black Sea resort area in Bulgaria

Country Bulgaria  (Link to map of Bulgaria)
Continent Europe
Capital Sofia
Population 7,186,893
Language Bulgarian
Religion Eastern Orthodox
Terrain Mostly mountains with lowlands in north and southeast
Sports Rhythmic gymnastics and wrestling (traditional)

Football (soccer)

Basketball

Skiing

Volleyball

Animals Brown Bears

Jackals

Eastern Imperial Eagle

Eurasian Lynx

Facts of Interest Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name since it was first established in 681 AD

The capitol city of Sofia was founded 7000 years ago-it is the second oldest city in Europe.

Nearly 1/3 of Bulgaria is covered in forests.

Concerns Bulgaria is one of the main sources of human trafficking in the EU

Major transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and South American cocaine for the European market

There has been a major influx of refugees over the past year and a half due to the crisis in Syria.

Mission Bulgaria is one of the poorest countries in Eastern Europe and

Gypsies are the poorest of the poor. They are often discriminated against and missionaries reach out to provide meals and share Bible stories and pray.