Area: 110.993 km²
Capital city: Sofia
International calling code: +359
Currency: Bugarski lev (BGN)
Time zone: GTM+2, GTM+3
Official language: Bulgarian
Internet TLD: .bg
Inetrnational Airport Sofia
Inetrnational Airport Varna
Inetrnational Airport Plovdiv
Inetrnational Airport Bourgas
Inetrnational Airport Targu Mures
ICCA Statistic Report 2014
Bulgaria - 55th place
Sofia - 90th place
Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary. Botev made a speech against the Ottoman authorities, during the festivities celebrating Saints Cyril and Methodius. He was banished from the town. Botev is considered as national hero and historical figure.
Petar Beron was a Bulgarian educator, also called "the father of modern Bulgaria". He created the first modern Bulgarian primer in 1824, called the Fish Primer (Riben bukvar) because of the dolphin drawn in the end of the book. It was a Bulgarian schoolbook and the first Bulgarian encyclopedia.
Stefka Kostadinova is a Bulgarian retired athlete. Konstadinova is the current women's world record holder in the high jump, with jump of 2.09m at 1987 World Championships. Kostadinova set 7 world records, 3 outdoors and 4 indoors. Kostadinova is president of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee, since 2005.
Boris Christoff, a Bulgarian opera singer, was born in Plovdiv and sang as a boy at the choir of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia. He made his operatic debut as Colline in La boheme at Reggio Calabria in 1946. Christoff is considered as one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.
Vladimir Dimitrov - Maystora
Vladimir Dimitrov - Maystora was a Bulgarian painter, draughtsman and teacher. The main topic which he explores is the relation between Man and Nature. He is considered one of the most talented 20th century Bulgarian painters. Maystora Peak on Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named for the painter.
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- Northeast Bulgaria
- Northwest Bulgaria
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- Southeast Bulgaria
- Southwest Bulgaria
City of Pleven, which was founded by the Thracians is a center of Pleven area, and traces which speak about the origin of life in this area are from the 5th century BC. Pleven is today known as a city of museums.
City of Lovech is the center of Lovech area, which was founded by the Thracian tribes Meldi in the fourth century BC. Center of Gabrovo is city Gabrovo that was founded in the Middle Ages. City of Tarnovo is a center of Veliko Tarnovo area, and the city was originally inhabited by the Thracians, and was later settled by the Romans. Otherwise, Veliko Tarnovo today is a city that is known for its well-preserved medieval churches.
Ruse is known for the city of Ruse, which is known for the urban core of the transition from the 19th to 20 century, where there are several churches and buildings constructed in the "neo - styles".
One of the most popular province within this region is the province of Varna, where the city of Varna is the main center. Varna, which was originally a Thracian settlement today is the most important marine of Bulgaria since it was a starting point for many resorts, and the city is rich in cultural - historical monuments.
Vidin province is known by the city of Vidin, which was founded by the Celts and it represents is the city - port which is also known for its wine production.
Montana province is characteby city of Montana, which has changed its name several times, and ut was named as Montana after the Roman town of Montana in the province of Moesia.
City of Vratsa, which was founded the Thracians is the center of Vratsa province and one of the most picturesque towns in Bulgaria.
Plovdiv, with the city of Plovdiv is the the most famous area of this region. Otherwise, Plovdiv is a city where the first traces of civilization dates from the Mycenaean period, and is older than Rome, Athens and Constantinople.
Stara Zagora is the center Stara Zagorska area, and is one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria and Southern Europe.
Burgas region is the most famous in this region of Bulgaria. With city of Burgas which represents the center of tourism with areas to the south and north of the city. The most famous cities in this region are Nessebar and Golden Sand, which are also the most attractive tourist destinations in the summer period of the year.
One of the most popular parts of the region is certainly Sofia, with the City of Sofia as its capital. Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe, located at the intersection of important roads. The original name of Sofia was Serdica and in that time it was a Thracian settlement. Otherwise, in Greek Sophia means wisdom.
Blagoevgrad is known for Bansko, which is a very important destination for winter tourism.
The city Kyustendil is the center of Kyustendil region, which was named after Constantine Dragas. Otherwise, this city is known for its healing springs.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral represents one of the symbols of Bulgaria, built in the late 19th century. Cathedral with golden domed is one of the most impressive monuments of Orthodox Christianity, and it is one of the biggest in Europe.
The National Archaeological Museum was officially opened and inaugurated in 1905. In the museum are displayed smaller collections of items related mostly to the history of Sofia.
Borisovata Gradina is the main park in Sofia which represents favorite relax zone. Park has beautiful lily lake and the most interesting feature is a hand-carved wooden house by Racho Angelov.
Bansko is the most famous ski resort in Bulgaria with the longest ski runs and the richest cultural history. Thanks to the excellent ski facilities combined with the unique architecture and history, it has become a favorite ski and snow board destination.
The SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library houses the largest national collection of books and documents (1,714,211 books and some 6 million other documents) and is Bulgaria’s oldest cultural institute.
The National Historical Museum in Sofia is Bulgaria's largest museum, founded in 1973. Museum has a vast collection of more than 650,000 historical items dating from Prehistory to the modern era.
Monument of the Holy Mother of God is a monument in Haskovo. Its hight is 14m, standing at a total height of 31m. It has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest statue of Virgin Mary with infant Jesus in the world.
The Sofia Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Southeastern Europe, opened in 1909. Also, Sofia Synagogue is the third-largest in Europe
The “Ivan Vazov” National Theatre is Bulgaria’s biggest theatre, as well as the oldest and most imposing theatre in the country. This theatre is one of the major landmarks in Sofia due to its prime location and grandiose architecture
Statistic report of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
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Bulgaria is an ideal destination for meetings and special events, whether you are looking for the perfect venue or unique incentive opportunities. The most suitable conditions for congress tourism are offered in capital city, Sofia which offers many hotels with conference halls and congress centres, such as National Palace of Culture and Inter Expo Center.
Congress Center Sofia / Sofia, Bulgaria / Number of conference rooms: 12 / The capacity of the biggest conference room: 4,000 seats
Republic of Bulgaria, is a country located in Southeastern Europe and 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.
Bulgaria occupies the central part of the Balkan Peninsula and is one of European hidden treasures. It has always been a connecting point between the East and West, as well as a land of beautiful scenery and hospitable people. It is a country of 1900 years history, famous by its nature and a great variety of well preserved cultural and historical monuments dated the ancient times.
The capital of Bulgaria - Sofia offers unique opportunities for combining professional engagements with pleasant rest and interesting places to visit, and is only thirty minutes by car from the ski slopes of the Vitosa mountain.
21st European Congress on Obesity - ECO 2014, Sofia (1,000 delegates)
5th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development - ICEIRD, 2012, Sofia (500 delegates)
The international Tourist fair Holiday & Spa Expo, 14th - 16th February 2013, Inter Expo Center, Sofia
IFAM – B2B Exhibition for automation, robotics, mechatronics, 6th - 8th March 2013, Inter Expo Center, Sofia
47th International Specialized Exhibition BULMEDICA/BULDENTAL, 15th - 17th May 2013, Inter Expo Center, Sofia
9th Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EE & RE) Exhibition, 29th - 30th May 2013, Inter Expo Center, Sofia