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Fast facts about Bulgaria

Languages: Bulgarian
Capital: Sofia
Population: 7,364,570
Drive on the: Right
Currency: Lev

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About Bulgaria

The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People’s Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. Today, reforms and democratization keep Bulgaria on a path toward eventual integration into the EU. The country joined NATO in 2004.

YWAM in Bulgaria

YWAM Hissar
Contact Information
Official Base Name: Youth With A Mission Hissar
City: Hissar
Base Director: Bodil
Primary Email:
Alternative Email:
Primary Phone: 359-887-877-444
Alternative Phone: 359-896-526-814
Staff Opportunities
YWAM Sliven
Contact Information
Official Base Name: Youth With A Mission Sliven
City: Sliven
Base Director: Radko & Nevin Kratsov
Primary Email:
Alternative Email:
Primary Phone: 359-446-80359
Alternative Phone: 359-894-363236
Staff Opportunities
Intercession Staff