The Old Elm in the center of Sliven is the overwhelming choice for European Tree of the Year 2014. In a Europe-wide poll, the venerable symbol of the city received 77,526 votes, the highest total ever for a winning tree.
A 20-something Englishman, Jack Hamilton traveled to Bulgaria in search of adventure, in part hoping to ferret out answers about its transition from Communist satellite to modern European state.
Bulgaria Past & Present is a collection of scholarly essays comprising the Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Bulgarian Studies, held in Varna, Bulgaria, from 13-17 June 1978.
The Aladzha Monastery is a treasure of Bulgarian spiritual history, preserving a cave monastery complex and other ancient and medieval ruins.
The 2013 World Competitiveness Yearbook ranks Bulgaria 57th out of 60 countries studied by the organization this year.
On Wednesday, 29 May, the Bulgarian Parliament elected a “government of experts” proposed by the Bulgarian Socialist Party, with Plamen Oresharski as Prime Minister.
Plamen Vasilev Oresharski (BG: Пламен Василев Орешарски) became the 48th Prime Minister of Bulgaria on 29 May 2013.
Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) was a prominent Norwegian academic, polar explorer, humanitarian and statesman. A monument to his memory stands in central Sofia.
Patriarch Neofit (BG: Патриарх Неофит) is the third man to serve as Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox church since the restoration of the office in 1953.
Bulgarians celebrate the unique holiday Baba Marta (Granny March) on 1 March, when almost all Bulgarians wear a bit of red and white yarn called a martenitsa.
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