REPUBLICAN REFERENCE

Area(sq.k.m)
110,879

Population
7,037,935 

Capital
Sofia

Currency
Lev 

President 
Rosen Plevneliev

BULGARIA

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Bulgaria earned its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1878, but having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, it fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multi-party election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. Today, reforms and democratisation keep Bulgaria on a path toward eventual integration into the EU - with which it began accession negotiations in 2000. 

 

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