The Map Project – Sofia, Bulgaria

Please enjoy this installment of The Map Project, brought to you by Rhiannon.

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This is the Bulgaria Coat of Arms

This is the Bulgaria Coat of Arms

Romania is to the north of Sofia and Macedonia to the west.  Greece and Turkey are to the south and the Black Sea is to the east.  Bulgaria has a population of 7.4 million people.

Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name. Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria was founded 7000 years ago!  This makes it the 2nd oldest city in Europe!

Sofia, is the only big city in Europe that is just 15 minutes away from Vitosha – a huge mountain. Black Peak (Cherni Vrah), is 2290 metres at its highest peak.  You can hike and ski on this mountain.

When the first McDonald’s opened in 1994, people would stay for hours! They had to  put up a sign, ‘Buy. Eat. Go.’ and imposed a one-hour time limit!

Eeva loved Sofia, Bulgaria because it was so pretty and the people were very nice to her.

Rhiannon :o)

The following photos are taken and owned by Eeva Valiharju/Wanders The World

An former thermal bath in Sofia

An former thermal bath in Sofia

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

Statue of St Sofia - this statue replaced one of Lenin

Statue of St Sofia – this statue replaced one of Lenin

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