Andrew Buschman

Date joined EU

Bulgaria joined the European Union in January 2007

Bulgaria was not a founding nation of the EU

Bulgaria was once a part of the Ottoman Empire, after the Russo Turkish war it gained it's independence in 1878.

Where is Bulgaria located?

Bulgarians located directly north of Greece, south of Romania and west of the Black Sea.

Bulgarian flag

Bulgaria got their flag after the Russo Turkish war, it was made after they gained their independence in 1878.

The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, some other major cities include Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Rousse,and Stara Zagora.

These are some major cities in Bulgaria.

Bulgarian attractions

Some Bulgarian attractions are the Alexander Nevsky cathedral,borovets, and the Boyanna church.

Bulgarian government type.

The Bulgarian type of government is a confederation.


Unlike most EU nations the Bulgarians do not use a Euro but a Bulgarian lev.

Fun facts

Bulgaria allied with Germany in both world wars

Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe that hasn't changed it's name

The first digital wristwatch was invented by a Bulgarian.