Facts about Bulgaria

  • Area: 101,912 km2.
  • Population: Approximately 7.8 million
  • Religion: Orthodox Christians.
  • Capital: Sofia, about 1.2. million inhabitants.
  • Other large cities: Plovdiv, Bourgas, Varna.
  • Visa: Non for EU citizins.
  • Currency: Leva. (1 lev = 100 stotinki). 1 lev = 0,43 pound.
  • Languages: Bulgarian, a Slavic language that uses the Cyrillic alphabet. In the big cities, resorts, hotels and restaurants most people speak English or German.
  • Credit Cards: Can be used in larger cities, but it’s easiest to pay in cash. In most cities there are ATMs where  VISACARD, MASTERCARD, DINERS and others can be used. There can be raised Leva 400 per day.
  • Time Difference: Central European (Danish time +1 hour)
  • Drinking water: It is recommended to drink plenty of spring water sold in bottles everywhere.
  • Opening Hours: Many small shops are open around the clock. Banks and public offices are generally open Monday-Friday 8:00 to 12:00 & 13:00-17:00
  • Climate in Bulgaria: The climate in Bulgaria is moderate continental climate with hot summer and cold winter.