On this Information page about Bulgaria you’ll find all sorts of basic information about Bulgaria. Bulgaria (Bulgarian: България, Balgarija), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Република България, Repoeblika Balgarija), is a country in Southeastern Europe, situated in the east of the Balkans and south of the River Danube.
The country has a population of 7,204,687 (2009) inhabitants and an area of 110,912 km . Sofia is the capital and with more than 1.2 million inhabitants the biggest city in the country. Other major cities are Varna and Burgas (the main Black Sea ports of Bulgaria), Plovdiv and Ruse.
Our properties are primarily located in the towns of Yambol, Elhovo and Tundzha. But from this year on also in Varna and Veliko Tarnovo
Why choose Bulgaria?
First, Bulgaria is a beautiful country with a rich culture. Bulgaria is increasingly mentioned as the country’s for favorite vacation destinations. This because Bulgaria offers beautiful nature. With mountainous landscapes where you can ski in winter, beautiful but also the black sea coast in the east of Bulgaria (Sunny Beach / Golden Beach). Bulgaria also has the most sunshine in eastern Europe and is delicious hot and long summers.
Bulgaria is the European Union since 2007, and this has ensured that Bulgaria has become an interesting country to invest. Even if the euro makes its appearance, it is expected that property prices will double. You benefit from a return of over 100%!. Enjoy all the benefits and protection that the European Union offers. Bulgaria is on average 5 times as cheap as the Netherlands, this offers prospects for people with modest incomes but the opportunity to realize their dream.
It is only 2.5 hours flying from Eindhoven, Brussels, Brussels Charleroi, Amsterdam and Dortmund. You can book a flight for 80 euros return. All in all, these things make Bulgaria a very attractive country to invest in.
The Bulgarian music among lovers of world music or folk music is very popular because of the occurrence of highly irregular rhythms. The Bulgarian music has influenced many modern music styles.
Bulgaria’s principal (classical) composer Pancho Vladigerov, whose work enjoys great popularity. The Conservatory in Sofia is named after him, as well as two annual music competitions in Sjoemen.
Some opera singers (Nicolai Ghiaurov, Boris Christoff, Raina Kabaivanska, Ghena Dimitrova), Anna Veleva, the world-famous harpist Anna-Maria Ravnopolska-Dean and successful artists (Christo Yavashev, Pascin, Vladimir Dimitrov), made the culture of Bulgaria popular abroad.
Bulgarians use the Cyrillic alphabet. Cyril and Methodius of Thessaloniki who developed the alphabet are important personalities in the history of Bulgaria. They came from Thessaloniki, at that time belonged to the Bulgarian kingdom.
Bulgaria has a Central European climate with hot summers and cold winters. South of the Balkan mountains where most of our houses are located dominates a milder climate with Mediterranean features.
The average daily temperatures is around 24 ° C in the inlands. July and August are the warmest months of year. It is on average about 27 ° C and along the Black Sea coast, the temperatures are average something between 30 ° C.
Rainfall averages are 600 mm per year, but in the mountains often more than 1000 mm a year is possible, often in the form of snow. The main rainy seaso is spring and autumn in the south
Bulgarian cuisine is not something to miss. Thanks to the perfect climate to grow all kinds of fruit and vegetables. The dishes from Bulgaria are known throughout the world. The mostly self-brewed rakia is a must drink before, and the Bulgarian royal wine makes any meal complete. Bulgaria has a long and tumultuous history with various foreign dominations. Bulgaria also has a typical geography of high mountains and coast. These two factors make the Bulgarian cuisine is a mix of characteristics of the Slavonian, Greek and Turkish cuisine.
Many Bulgarian products and dishes are known in many countries, especially since these dishes and products are often known in those other countries.
National specialties include:
• Shopska salad: sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, pepper and sheep cheese.
• Tarator: A cold “soup” of cucumber, walnuts and yogurt, which is mainly eaten in the summer.
• Sheep cheese with fried eggs.
• Kebapcheta: grilled meat with various sauces
• Kavarma: Pork with onions and mushrooms
• Shishkebab: Kebab and Moussaka. Often a kind of yogurt sauce.
It is good to mention that eating about five times as cheap as in the Netherlands. Every day you can enjoy a dinner in a restaurant for the price in the Netherlands where you can’t even cook!
Do you see along the road or in a restaurant in the city ‘Happy’ chain, then you know there is something good to eat. You can always ask us for recommendations for good restaurants in Yambol and area.
Summary of this information page about Bulgaria:
- Cheap travel possibilities
- Five times cheaper than the Netherlands
- A lot of sunshine hours
- Rich Culture
- The black sea
- Since 2007, member of the EU
- The cheapest real estate prices
- Sea liked by western European people
- Good investing climate
- No Euro
- Well-trained staff
- Good food
- Beautiful landscapes
- Lots of space
- Friendly population