Bulgaria Political Map
Bulgaria is a country located in Southeast Europe. It borders Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, as well as Greece and Turkey to the south. Its coastline along the Black Sea (the Bulgarian Riviera) is approximately 378 kilometers long. Bulgaria is part of the Balkans, occupying the eastern region. Sofia is the capital and largest city in Bulgaria. Other heavily populated cities include Plovdiv, Varna, and Burgas. Approximately 7 million people reside in Bulgaria with about 1.25 million people in the capital city of Sofia.
Bulgaria Satellite Map
Bulgaria occupies an area of 110,879 square kilometers (42,855 sq mi), which is close to the size of Iceland. The climate is hot with cold, damp winters and hot, dry summers. The major rivers of Bulgaria are the Struma, Maritsa, and Danube River, which forms a border with Romania to the north. According to the FAO, forests cover approximately 36% of Bulgaria. But it’s estimated that it may be as high as 42%. Its other major land use is farmland, which extends over 50% of its territory. For example, wheat, maize, and sunflower seeds are major crops that Bulgaria produces.
Bulgaria Elevation Map
The terrain is mostly mountainous in Bulgaria with the north and southeast regions consisting of lowlands. Its major mountain range is the Balkan Mountains in the northcentral region. Whereas the Rhodope and Pirin Mountains lie in the south of Bulgaria. At 2,925 meters (9,598 ft) in height, Musala is the highest peak of Bulgaria. This mountain peak translates to “Near God” from Arabic and is situated south of the capital city of Sofia.