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Български България - Република България[1]

Република България е държава в Югоизточна Европа. Разположена е в източната половина на Балканския полуостров. Граничи с Черно море на изток, с Гърция и Турция на юг, със Сърбия и Република Македония на запад, и с Румъния на север, разделена от река Дунав. Общата дължина на държавната граница е 2245 км, от тях 1181 км са сухоземни, 686 км — речни и 378 км — морски.Официалното име на държавата според конституцията ѝ от 1991 г. е Република България.

English Bulgaria - Republic of Bulgaria

The Republic of Bulgaria is a country in Southeastern Europe, and a member state of the European Union. It borders the Black Sea to the east, ► Greece and ► Turkey to the south, ► Serbia and the ► Republic of Macedonia to the west, and ► Romania to the north, mostly along the Danube. Bulgaria also shares a maritime border with Turkey, Romania, ► Ukraine, ► Russia, and ► Georgia. The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia.

Short name  Bulgaria
Official name Republic of Bulgaria
Status Third Bulgarian state is independent since 1908, member of the ► European Union since 2007
Location South East Europe
Capital София[2] (Sofia)
Population 6,951,482 inhabitants
Area 110,993.6[3][4][5] square kilometres (42,854.9 sq mi)
Major languages Bulgarian[6] (official)
Major religions Orhodoxy[7]
More information Bulgaria, Geography of Bulgaria, History of Bulgaria and Politics of Bulgaria
More images Bulgaria - Bulgaria (Category).

General maps

Topographic Map of Bulgaria English.png Topographic map of Bulgaria[8]
Bulgarien DE.png Map of Bulgaria[9]
Bulgaria 1994 CIA map.jpg Map of Bulgaria

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Bulgaria, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Bulgaria.

Thraciae-veteris-typvs.jpg Ancient map of Thrace (made in 1585)
MacedonEmpire.jpg The Expedition of Alexander the Great 334-323 BCE
Diadochen1.png Hellenistic successor states of the Macedon Empire:
Kingdom of Ptolemy
Kingdom of Cassander
Kingdom of Lysimachus
Kingdom of Seleucus
Other states:
Roman expansion 264 BC Shepherd.jpg Territorial development of the Roman Empire 264 BC-192, including the conquest of present
Roman Empire.png Extent of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire;
133 BC
44 BC (late Republic, after conquests by republican generals)
AD 14 (death of Augustus)
117 (maximum extension)
Karte völkerwanderung.jpg Invasions of the Roman Empire 100-500
Post Roman Balkans.jpg Roman era Balkans, map by Alexander G. Findlay, 1849
Roman Empire Map AlexanderFindlay1849.png Roman era Balkans
Roman Empire in 50 BC.png Map of the Roman Empire in 50
Roman Legions camps - AD 80.png Camps of the Roman Legions in 80
Romia Imperio.png Map of the Roman Empire in 116
Theodosius I's empire.png The division of the Empire after the death of Theodosius I, ca.395 AD superimposed on modern borders.
Justinien 527-565.svg Eastern Roman Empire under emperor Justinianus 527-565
Pontic steppe region around 650 AD.png Map showing the location of Bulgars, c. 650.
BulgarienAsparuchTervel.jpg Foundation of the First Bulgarian Empire in 681
Territorial expansion during the reign of Khan Krum (803-814) pl.png The First Bulgarian Empire under Khan Krum 803–814 (The empire includes the both lands painted in yellow and green)


Territory of the First Bulgarian Empire - 9 th century.png The First Bulgarian Empire under Knyaz Boris 852–889 (The empire includes the both lands painted in lighter and darker yellow colours)
Bulgaria-(893-927)-TsarSimeon-byTodorBozhinov.png The First Bulgarian Empire's greatest territorial extent during the reign of Tsar Simeon (The empire includes the both lands painted in beige and orange)
Bulgaria Samuil (997-1014).svg The First Bulgarian Empire under Tsar Samuil 997–1014
Byzantium1025.jpg The Byzantine Empire under Basil II, c. 1025
Byzantiumforecrusades.PNG The Byzantine Empire at the accession of Alexios I Komnenos, c. 1081
Bulgaria under Kaloyan pl.png The Second Bulgarian Empire under Tsars Ivan Asen I and Peter IV 1185–1197 (in dark yellow) and under Tsar Kaloyan 1197-1207 (in both light and dark yellow)
Campaigns of Ivan Assen II.png Territorial expansion of the Second Bulgarian Empire during the reign of Tsar Ivan Asen II 1218-1241 (The empire includes the both lands painted in lighter and darker yellow colours)
Bulgaria Theodore Svetoslav.png The Second Bulgarian Empire during the reign of Tsar Theodore Svetoslav 1300–1322
BG 14 vek.png Fragmenting of the Second Bulgarian Empire into two Bulgarian Tsardoms and many small possessions (in the late 14th century) followed by Ottoman conquering of the state
Ottoman small animation.gif Growth of the Ottoman Empire
Meyers b15 s0924a.jpg Development of the European part of the Ottoman Empire 15th-19th century
Ottoman 1683.png Location of the Ottoman Empire in 1683
Balkans-ethnic (1861).jpg Ethnic map of the Ottoman Empire (1861)
Slaven.jpg The Spread of Slavs in the Balkan Peninsula and the Carpathian-Danubian space (1869)
Balkan boundaries1876map1914.png Proposed restoration of Bulgaria after the Conference of Constantinople, 1876 (rejected proposal by the Ottoman Empire)
Bulgaria-SanStefano -(1878)-byTodorBozhinov.png Restoration of Bulgarian state (now as Third Bulgarian state) in 1878, but still as client state of the Ottoman Empire
Balkans1912.jpg The Third Bulgarian state lost most of its territories in the same 1878
Balkans-ethnique.JPG Ethnic map of the Balkan Peninsula (1898)
Bulgarians in 1912.jpg Bulgarians in 1912
Balkan Wars Boundaries.jpg Boundaries on the Balkans before and after the First and the Second Balkan War 1912-1913 (The Third Bulgarian state has been completely independent and not client state since 1908)
WWI BG MAP.jpg Map of Bulgaria during WWI
Bulgaria after Treatry of Neuilly-sur-Seine.png Bulgaria after WWI 1918-1941
Map of Bulgaria during WWII.png Map of Bulgaria during WWII


Scythia Minor map.jpg Scythia Minor
Dobrogea-cadrilater.png Map of Romania and Bulgaria with Dobruja highlighted
Histdob.png Borders in Dobruja
Dobrouja 1878.JPG The fronteer between Northern and Southern Dobruja
Dobrouja 1913.JPG The fronteer between Romania and Bulgaria (1913-1940)
Dobroudja (carte ethnographique).JPG Ethnic map of Dobruja (1918)
Dobroger.png Dobruja Germans
Oblasti de Bulgarie 1987-1999.png Oblasti between 1987 and 1999

History of the wider geographical region of Macedonia

Not to be confused with the modern Republic of Macedonia
Europe Balkans Macedonia geo.jpg Greater Macedonia (region)
Borders of Macedonia according authors (1843-1927).png Borders of Macedonia (region) according authors (1843-1927)
Macedonia - Point of View of the Bulgarians.jpg French Ethnographic map of the modern Macedonia (region), 19th century (point of view of Bulgarians)
Macedonia - Point of View of the Serbs.jpg French Ethnographic map of the modern Macedonia (region), 19th century (point of view of Serbs)
Macedonia 1913 map.png Division of Macedonia (region) between the Balkan states (Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Albania), 1913
HistMac.gif Geographic region of Macedonia through the years

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Hungary with Turky in Europe.jpg Bulgaria as part of the Ottoman Empire, a map by T. Jefferys, 1785
Rascia Banat01.jpg Map of the South-East Balkans

Provinces of Bulgaria

Oblasti de Bulgarie depuis 1999.png Provinces of Bulgaria
Bulgaria municipalities.png Municipalities of Bulgaria

Other maps

Eparchy of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church EN.png Eparchy of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church
Extremepoints-BG.png Extreme points

Satellite maps

Satellite image of Bulgaria in December 2001.jpg Satellite map

Notes and references

General remarks:

  • The WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Atlas of the World is an organized and commented collection of geographical, political and historical maps available at Wikimedia Commons. The main page is therefore the portal to maps and cartography on Wikimedia. That page contains links to entries by country, continent and by topic as well as general notes and references.
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  • Historical maps are included in the continent, country and dependency entries.
  • The status of various entities is disputed. See the content for the entities concerned.
  • The maps of former countries that are more or less continued by a present-day country or had a territory included in only one or two countries are included in the atlas of the present-day country. For example the Ottoman Empire can be found in the Atlas of Turkey.
  1. Romanization according to the United Nations: Bălgarija - Republika Bălgarija.
  2. Romanization: Sofiya.
  3. (1997) География на България. Физическа и икономическа география, АИ „Марин Дринов“
  4. (2002) География на България, „ФорКом“ ISBN: 9544641238.
  5. Пенин, Румен (2007) Природна география на България, Булвест 2000, pp. 18 ISBN: 9789541805466.
  6. Cultrual Policies and Trends in Europe. Population by ethnic group and mother tongue, 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved on 2 December 2008.
  7. The Bulgarian Constitution. Retrieved on 13 April 2011.
  8. Find a blank version of this map here: Image:Topographic Map of Bulgaria Blank.png.
  9. See for a Bulgarian version: here.

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