Southern Europe

Southern Europe

Southern Europe is the name of the southern part of Europe. More specifically, it includes the majority of European countries bordering the Mediterranean as well as a few others. Alternatively, the countries south of a straight line that can be drawn in an east-west direction through the Alps to the Black Sea can be described as belonging to southern Europe. According to Countryaah, Southern Europe consists of the following countries:…

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Shopping and Eating in Bulgaria

Eating in Bulgaria

SHOP Overview Popular souvenirs include handicrafts such as lace doilies, wood carvings, toys, leather goods, and jewelry. The handcrafted colorful blankets, carpets and traditional costumes, which are woven by Bulgarian women and embroidered with artistic patterns, are particularly beautiful. Typical souvenirs are also spirits, wine and sweets. Branded clothing is imported from Turkey and is available cheaply. Eyeglass frames are up to 50% cheaper in Bulgaria. The best shopping in…

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Bulgaria Economy and Currency

Bulgaria Currency

ECONOMY Business etiquette Appointments should be made in advance. It is customary to invite Bulgarian business partners to dinner according to areacodesexplorer. Opening hours Business hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5.30pm. Economy Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Central Europe c / o SOFI Swiss Organization for Facilitating Investments Stauffacherstra├če 45, CH-8026 Zurich Tel: (044) 249 48 80. Internet: www.sec-chamber.ch German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce F.J. Curie Str. 25 A, BG-1113 Sofia Tel: (02)…

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Bulgaria Overview

Bulgaria flag

Bulgaria is located on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe, and in recent years has become a popular tourist destination among Swedes. Most are attracted by the beaches of the Black Sea, but the country also offers ski resorts and hiking trails among the mountains. Capital: Sofia Biggest city: Sofia State: republic within the EU Language: Bulgarian Religion: orthodox christian Surface: 110,910 km Population: 7.3 million (2013) Population density: 65…

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Bulgaria Population and Language

Bulgaria Population and Language

Bulgaria’s population has shrunk by one-fifth, or nearly 2 million, in just under 30 years since the collapse of communism in 1989. The decrease is estimated to be two-thirds due to the death of more Bulgarians than it is born, and one third to emigration. The population decline accelerated during the 1990s, when many had financial and social difficulties during the transition to market economy. Childbirth fell significantly. The development…

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