Bulgaria is a southeastern European country with a population of 7 million situated in the Balkan Peninsula. As of the 2011 census, the population was made up of Bulgarians (84.8%), Turks (8.8%), Roma (4.9%), and other smaller minorities. The country’s total area is 110,910 square kilometers (42,811 square miles), and 73% of the Bulgarian population lives in urban areas. The only official language of the country is Bulgarian, and it is the exclusive means of communication used by almost all Bulgarian media.

After a turbulent past, including the foundation of two medieval Bulgarian empires, 200 years of Byzantine occupation, 500 years of Ottoman domination, and 45 years of communism, Bulgaria restored its democratic parliamentary system in 1989, then joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 2004 ...

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