), is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.

Organised prehistoric cultures began developing on Bulgarian lands during the Neolithic period. Its ancient history saw the presence of the Thracians and later the Persians,Greeks and Romans. The emergence of a unified Bulgarian state dates back to the establishment of the First Bulgarian Empire in 681 AD, which dominated most of the Balkans and functioned as a cultural hub for Slavs during the Middle Ages. With the downfall of the Second Bulgarian Empire in 1396, its territories came under Ottoman rule for nearly five centuries. The Russo-Turkish War (1877–78) led to the formation of the Third Bulgarian State. The following years saw several conflicts with its neighbours, which prompted Bulgaria to align with Germany in both world wars. In 1946 it became a one-party socialist state as part of the Soviet-led Eastern Bloc. In December 1989 the ruling Communist Party allowed multi-party elections, which subsequently led to Bulgaria's transition into a democracy and a market-based economy.


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Duluth News Tribune 11 Jan 2021
The Duluth News Tribune and Cloquet Pine Journal recently added two new reporters to their newsrooms ... She's a 2019 journalism graduate from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. In college, she studied abroad for a semester in Bulgaria and took part in a journalism boot camp in Prague in the Czech Republic ... PINE JOURNAL.

Eurasian eagle owl diet reveals new records of threatened giant bush-crickets

Phys Dot Org 05 Jan 2021
Bird diets provide a real treasure for research into the distribution and conservation of their prey, such as overlooked and rare bush-cricket species, point out scientists after studying the diet of the Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) in southeastern Bulgaria ... Dragan Chobanov (Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgaria) and Dr.

COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive across EU before rollout

The Oklahoman 26 Dec 2020
In Bulgaria, where suspicions also run high, the first person to get the shot will be Health Minister Kostadin Angelov, who has promised an aggressive campaign will start soon to promote the benefits of the shots ... News from The Associated Press, and a taste of the great journalism produced by AP members and customers.

ATP World Tour Sofia Open Results

Finger Lakes Times 13 Nov 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria ... JASON WILDE For the State Journal ... JASON WILDE For the State Journal ... JASON WILDE For the State Journal. SOFIA, BULGARIA (AP) _ Results Friday from Garanti Koza ...
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