GEOGRAPHY

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Bulgaria is located in Southeastern Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula. Its surface is barely 110 993,6 km2, ranking 15th in Europe and 100th in the world. It has very diverse geographical features:  wide plains (Danube plain, Thracian plain, etc.), mountains (The Balkans, Rila, Pirin, The Rodopes, Vitosha, Liulin, Murgas, Belasitsa, Osogovo, Sredna Gora, Strandhza, etc.), hilly lands, hollow and hidden valleys, and a precious coast.
To the east Bulgaria limits with the Black Sea, to the west with Serbia and Macedonia, to the north the Danube River separates it from Romania, and to the south Bulgaria has common borders with Greece and Turkey. Our country is located on the path that connects Europe with the Middle East, a circumstance that played a crucial role in the history of Bulgaria.

The climate is continental and has four stations; summers are hot (38º C) and winters are cold (-15º C), except at the coast where the temperature does not fall below zero.