1. Education
Send to a Friend via Email

Bulgaria Maps

The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007. (Source: CIA World FactBook)

Map of Bulgaria
A nice clear map of Bulgaria from the CIA World FactBook.

Geography and Map of Bulgaria
A political map, comprehensive data, and flag from the CIA World FactBook.

Blank Outline Map of Bulgaria
A free blank outline map of Bulgaria to print out for educational, school, or classroom use.

Merriam-Webster Map of Bulgaria
A clear and detailed Bulgaria map along with basic geographic facts from Merriam-Webster. The map includes many cities and major physical features.

Bulgaria Maps
A nice collection of large detailed maps of Bulgaria from the PCL Map Collection.

Bulgaria: History, Geography, Government, and Culture
Great data and historical information from Infoplease.com.

Bulgaria – A Country Study
Comprehensive book-length information from the Library of Congress. Published in 1993.

Background Note – Bulgaria
A great profile, including political history, from the U.S. State Department.

Flags of the World - Bulgaria
The flag of Bulgaria and everything you ever wanted to know about the flag.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.