Bulgaria is located in Southeastern Europe, in the Eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. For more than 13 centuries the country has been a commercial and cultural link between the East and the West. Today's Bulgaria is the result of the evolution of ancient civilisations and the activity of great people who wrote its turbulent history.
Bulgaria is known for its picturesque beauty. In spite of its relatively small territory (110 912 km2, about the same land area as the State of South Carolina in the United States), the country has a wide variety of natural landscapes.
The scenery changes from vast plains, to areas of rolling hills and high mountains. Large beaches and beautiful rocky shores stretch out along the Bulgarian Black sea coast.
Bulgaria is especially proud of its rich folklore traditions. Folk dances, music, historic national costumes and traditional rituals have an important place in the life of all Bulgarians and will most certainly be enjoyed and remembered by all visiting this beautiful and culturally diverse country.