- a republic in SE Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula on the Black Sea: under Turkish rule from 1395 until 1878; became an independent kingdom in 1908 and a republic in 1946; joined the EU in 2007; consists chiefly of the Danube valley in the north and the Balkan Mountains in the central part, separated from the Rhodope Mountains of the south by the valley of the Maritsa River. Language: Bulgarian. Religion: Christian (Bulgarian Orthodox) majority. Currency: lev. Capital: Sofia. Pop: 7 829 000 (2004 est). Area: 110 911 sq km (42 823 sq miles)
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Bul•gar•i•a (bul gâr′ē ə, bŏŏl-),USA pronunciation n.
- Place Namesa republic in SE Europe. 8,652,745;
42,800 sq. mi. (110,850 sq. km). Cap.: Sofia.
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