As one of the newest members of the European Union, having joined with Romania in 2007, Bulgaria makes up the eastern frontier of the political and economic entity. Its eastern coast faces onto the Black Sea, while it is bordered to the north by Romania (608km), to the west by Serbia (318km) and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (148km), and by Greece (494km) and Turkey (240km) to the south. Its capital city, Sofia, is one of the largest in the EU, with a population of 1.3 million, so 14% of the total population of 7.1 million.
protobulgarians belong to east-iranian group nations,they are not mongolians,this is the pure truth.
me 19th February 2006
you don't know nothing for the alphabet the name of alphabet which cyril and matodi done is Glagolic, the cyrlic alphabet been created in Ohrid and Preslav from their students by order of bulgarian king Boris.
The glagolic alphabet been created for Moravians kingdom by order of Roman empiror, Moravians never been orthox dionisis .
This that orthodox use it is because of fact that bulgarians develop it and spread, this include vlach which use old bulgarian language for their litreture to 18 century.
The reason that this alphabet been so famous beeb that we bulgarians used it and spread it.
About the slavs you are wrong too, the slavs been in this land before creation of bulgarians state.
And what about you what are you greek or roman, because the official language in Byzantine Empire been latin, when in the same time in bulgaria been slavonic.
You are such a petty
kotipuka 30th October 2005
Bulgaria is very old country. Officially founded in 681 year with the name Bulgaria. Never been a part of USSR. About the names that sounds like Russian ones - see may be you not believe me, but when Bulgarians have these names Russia event doesn't exist! About Cyrillic alphabet - it is created in 7-8 century by brothers Cyril and Methodist. Mother - Slavianic, father - Greek. Populated and accepted by Bulgarian kings. Accepted as a official writting rule also for the church, translating all holly books in Cyrillic. Now Russia is a very powerful country, but at this moment(7-8 century)it wasn't the same. Russia still didn't exist! Bulgarian's are official christian country from year 855 AD. Let stop. You can read more about Bulgarian history at:
Bulgarian 6th September 2005
Hi cc and all other,
It is not always necessary smoller countries to accept the culture of bigger ones. Using the same logic as yours we could say that in the past Britain was part of the USA and British accepted the language and alphabet by the Americans.