Flag of Bulgaria

Flag of Bulgaria

The Bulgarian flag, which was adopted in 1991, is made up of tricolor of horizontal stripes of white, green, and red color. Originally, it was very similar to the Russian flag since it had the typical Pan-Slavic colors, however, the blue stripe has been replaced by a green one in 1878, so that it better reflects the agricultural character of the country. White stripe represents peace, green fertility of the soil and the red one stands for courage of the Bulgarians. Until 1990, the upper left part held an emblem with lion surrounded by wheat spikes, which were tied with a red ribbon with inscriptions 681 and 1944. In 681, the state was founded and in 1944, it was liberated from the Nazis. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the coat of arms was removed, and only three colored stripes remained.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Greece Greece Athens 10,815,197 131,957 km2
Flag of Macedonia Macedonia Skopje 2,062,294 25,713 km2
Flag of Romania Romania Bucharest 20,121,641 238,391 km2
Flag of Serbia Serbia Belgrade 7,181,505 77,474 km2
Flag of Turkey Turkey Ankara 76,667,864 783,562 km2

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Main information

Country
Bulgaria
Capital city
Sofia
Population
7,282,041 (2012)
Total area
110,912 km2
Formation
3. 3. 1878
Highest point
Musala (2,925 m)
GDP
$ 14,103 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
bulgarian lev (BGN)
Code
BG (BGR)
Calling code
+359
Internet TLD
.bg

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union, NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Bulharsko (Sofia)
English
Bulgaria (Sofia)
German
Bulgarien (Sofia)
French
Bulgarie (Sofia)
Italian
Bulgaria (Sofia)
Spanish
Bulgaria (Sofía)
Russian
Болгария (София)
Slovak
Bulharsko (Sofia)
Polish
Bułgaria (Sofia)
Portuguese
Bulgária (Sófia)
Chinese
保加利亚 (索菲亚)
Japanese
ブルガリア (ソフィア)
Turkish
Bulgaristan (Sofya)
Norwegian
Bulgaria (Sofia)
Swedish
Bulgarien (Sofia)
Hungarian
Bulgária (Szófia)
Dutch
Bulgarije (Sofia)
Danish
Bulgarien (Sofia)
Finnish
Bulgaria (Sofia)
Hebrew
בולגריה (סופיה)

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