Bulgaria’s wild nature perfectly fits the needs of thousands of hunters who seek unforgetable safaris. There is place for national as well as international hunters. Some of the creatures are protected species. Therefore they can be hunted under certain conditions. An example is the brown bear. Bulgaria is exotic hunting destination. Thus thousands of hunters are willing to arive and get their precious trophies. Hunters from Spain, Germany, Cyprus, Russia, Italia and France are compiting in the bulgarian hunting areas. They seek to get the best trophies from red deer, roe deer, fallow deer, and moufflon. They also look for the greatest experience playing small games with the european quail. Another big game, which has high demand among hunters from all over the world, is the wild boar catch. It’s famous for it great trophies.
Bulgaria is situated on the Balkan Peninsula. Bulgaria occupies the eastern middle part of the whole Balkan Peninsula. It borders on 5 countries- Romania, Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Turkey and on the Black Sea to the east. With Serbia y Macedonia –west, Romania-north, Turkey and Greece –south. Bulgaria has a territory of 110.912 km2 , almost so big as Cuba and twice and a half bigger than Switzerland.
The most important of Bulgarian mountains is the Balkan (Stara Planina) with its highest peak Botev and with 32 passes, the most famous among them is Shipka. Northerly from the Balkan begins the Danube plain, in the south is the high plateau of Sofia, the „Rose Valley“ and the Trakia lowland. The southwestern part of the country is occupied by the Vitosha Mountain, with its 2290 m high peak Cherni Vrah (2290m), the Rila Mountain, with Musala (2925 m) – the highest peak in the Balkan Peninsula, the Pirin Mountain -Vihren peak (2915 m), the 1604 m high Sredna Gora and and the Rhodopes -Goliam Perelik peak (2191 m). 27,6 % of the territory is mountainous, 41 % – rolling and 31,4 % – flat. Forests occupy 27 % of the country. Besides Danube, the other 2 main rivers are Iskar (368 km) and Maritsa (322 km) which flow from Rila through Bulgaria.
The plant and animal species reflect the border and crossing location of Bulgaria. To the north of the Balkan and in the mountain regions predominates the Middle European vegetation and in the south it becomes more Mediterranean.. 25 % of the forests consist of coniferous trees, situated mainly in Pirin and Rila Mountains (pine, fir, larch). Deciduous forests take the major part of the woodlands.
The climate in Bulgaria is temperate continental tending to Mediterranean. Mean annual precipitation is about 635 mm but this conceals a wide variation. The four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter are clearly differentiated.
The population of Bulgaria numbers 7,54 million. Bulgaria has a population density of ca. 71,2 persons per km2 . 85 % are orthodox christians, 13 % – muslims, other – 2 %. Bulgarians make up 88 % of the total population, 8 % are Turks, 2 % are Gypsies and 2 % are Romanians, Armenians and other nationalities.
Member of European Community since 2007.
Capital of Bulgaria- Sofia( 1,1 million)
Currency in Bulgaria- LEV ( 1 Lev = 100 stotinki)
Airports in Bulgaria.
Sofia International Airport ( SOF/ BULGARIA)
Varna international Airport ( VAR/ BULGARIA)
Plovdiv international Airport( PDV/ BULGARIA)
Burgas international Airport ( BOJ/ BULGARIA)