Bulgaria Genealogy

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Guide to Bulgaria ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Bulgaria is a country in Europe bordered by Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey. It was formerly ruled by the Ottoman Empire. The official language is Bulgarian.[1]

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Administratively, Bulgaria is divided into 28 districts (or provinces). All take their names from their respective capital cities. The provinces subdivide into 264 municipalities. Sofia, with 1.4 million people, is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 15th largest city by population in the European Union. It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha.



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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Bulgaria," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria, accessed 4 May 2016.