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20. What metric system is used in Bulgaria?21. What is International dialing code for Bulgaria?22. Who is the president of Bulgaria. What are the names of the presidents of republic Bulgaria in new country history (after 1991)?23. What is the weather in Bulgaria?24. What Alphabet is used in Bulgaria?25. What is the English transliteration of the Cyrillic letters?26. Bulgarian Economy - are there positive trends?27. What is GMT Time difference for Bulgaria? Does Bulgaria observe Daylight Saving / Summer Time?28. Bulgarian Addresses - sintax and how to write it in Bulgarian with latin letters?29. What are the mountains of Bulgaria?
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Q20: What metric system is used in Bulgaria?
A20: Bulgaria, as the rest of Europe, uses the metric system.
Q21: What is International dialing code for Bulgaria?
A21: International dialling code for call to Bulgaria is +359; the Sofia city code is 2, Plovdiv is 32 when dialled from abroad (if you already happen to be in Bulgaria, the city codes all acquire a 0 in front: Sofia 02, Plovdiv 032, etc).
more info >> http://VisitToBulgaria.com/visit/Dir.asp?d=0-11-Phone_Codes
Q22: Who is the president of Bulgaria. What are the names of the presidents of republic Bulgaria in new country history (after 1991)?
A22: The current president is Georgi Parvanov. The list of bulgarian presidents is:
1990 - 1998 - Dr. Zhelyu Zhelev (http://www.president.bg/en/inst_pred_jelio.php)
1998 - 2002 - Petar Stoyanov (http://stoianov.president.bol.bg)
2002 - current(2005) - Georgi Parvanov (http://www.president.bg/en/p_bio.php)
more info >> http://www.president.bg/
Q23: What is the weather in Bulgaria?
A23: Marked by four distinct seasons, Bulgaria enjoys a generally favorable climate that is one of the country's best features. The average annual temperature is 10,50C, in winter about 00C (the lowest temperature - 38,30C - was measured in 1947). Average summer temperatures rarely exceed 30°C
more info >> http://VisitToBulgaria.com/visit/Weather.asp
Q24: What Alphabet is used in Bulgaria?
A24: Bulgarians use Cyrillic alphabet. Bulgarian Alphabet was created in 855 by Cyrill and Methodius before the Moravian Mission. The Bulgarian Alphabet was used by other Slavic Nations too. The day 24 May is celebrated as the Day of Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and Slav Script.
Q25: What is the English transliteration of the Cyrillic letters?
A25: The English transliteration of the Cyrillic letters is:
more info >> Bulgarian Translator
Last updated: Sep 2007
Q26: Bulgarian Economy - are there positive trends?
A26: Yes - the trends are positive. The Bulgarian Economy is growing steadily. Strong growth in industrial production, employment and credit has resulted in high GDP growth over the last few years. The economy has grown at an average rate of 4.8 % over the last five years and despite this, inflation has been reduced to the low level of 2.3 % in 2003. Foreign direct investment (‘FDI’) into Bulgaria has increased on a year on year basis over the past three years. FDI reached US $ 7.4 billion in 2003 from US $ 5.7 billion in 2002 (a 30% increase).
Q27: What is GMT Time difference for Bulgaria? Does Bulgaria observe Daylight Saving / Summer Time?
A27: Bulgaria is in the Eastern European Time Zone. Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2 or EST+7). Along with most of Europe, however, Bulgaria institutes its Summer Time (Daylight Saving). Summer Time is three hours ahead of GMT and is instituted from the last Sunday in May to the Saturday before the last Sunday in September.
Q28: Bulgarian Addresses - sintax and how to write it in Bulgarian with latin letters?
A28: Bulgarians use next order:
Some post terms in Bulgarian:
PO Box Poshtenska kutia (PK)
Boulevard Bulevard bul.
Street Ulica ul.
Street number Nomer no. (or can be omitted, written after the street name)
Square Ploshtad pl.
City district Kvartal kv.
Apartment block Blok bl.
Block entrance Vhod vh.
Apartment Apartament ap.
The code is 4 decimal digits. Sometimes the lines of the address can be written in the opposite order.
(by Vladimir Alexiev)
Q29: What are the mountains of Bulgaria?
A29: The longest mountain range is Stara Planina - it crosses the middle of Bulgaria in East-West direction. The highest peak is Botev peak(2376m).
The highest is Rila with its Musala peak(2925m).
The most beautiful is Pirin. Highest is peak Vihren(2914m).
The best for easy trekking is Rodopi. It is mainly forests.
Near the capital Sofia is Vitosha. Highest peak Cherni Vrah (2290m)
There are a lot more mountains - Plana, Verila, Strandzha, Sakar, Osogowska planina...
(from Kalin Kozhuharov)