Bulgaria Flag Map and Meaning

Colors and the Meaning of the Bulgaria Flag

Bulgaria flag consists of three equal bands of white, green and red respectively.

White represents peace, green represents nature. The red represents the blood of the soldiers who were spilled during the war of independence. In the first case, panislavic colors were used in the 19th century under the influence of Panslavism. The middle strip was blue and the flag was similar to the flag of Russia. After gaining its autonomy in the Ottoman Empire in 1878, the central strip was changed to green, representing the country being an agricultural country.

In 1989, the state banner was removed in the upper corner of the flag. There was a renegade lion, spikes on both sides, a five-pointed star, and the letter 681, the year of the first Bulgarian Principality, and 1944, the year of the Communist Party’s coming to power.

Bulgaria Flag Map
Bulgaria Flag Map

History of the Bulgaria Flag

The current Bulgarian flag was welcomed in the Tarnovo Constitution of 1879, after the Russian-Turkish War in 1878, after the liberation of Bulgaria. According to this definition, the flag of the Bulgarian people is three-color and consists of horizontal, white, green and red colors.

From 1946 until 1990, the emblem was on the left side of the white strip of the Bulgarian flag. In this emblem, a red star had a lion figure in the wheat wreath. At the bottom of the marina was a strip dated 9 September 1944, the day of the Bulgarian coup that led to the establishment of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria. In September 1971, September 9 was replaced by the founding year of the First Bulgarian Empire (681).

After the collapse of communism in 1990, the Zhivkov Constitution was modified, so the flag returned to the pre-communist era. With the new constitution adopted by Bulgaria in 1991, the Bulgarian Flag has now become.

Neighboring Countries of Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Neighbors
Bulgaria’s Neighbors

Bulgaria has 5 neighbors. Bulgaria is located in the western part of the Black Sea and is a Balkan country. It has borders with Turkey in the southeast, in southern Greece, Serbia, and Macedonia in the west, and Romania is in the north.

Main Characteristics of Bulgaria

Bulgaria, whose capital is Sofia; It is not very popular in terms of tourism compared to other European countries, but the country is a beautiful country with its magnificent beaches, churches, and nature. The official language of Bulgaria is Bulgarian and almost all of the people speak Bulgarian. Apart from Bulgarian, there are many who speak Turkish and Russian. Bulgarian lev is used as currency.

Bulgaria, which has a very rich history, is the 16th largest country in Europe and is also a member of the European Union.

CodeBG (BGR)
Calling code359
Capital citySofia
Currencybulgarian lev (BGN)
Emoji symbol🇧🇬
Highest pointMusala (2,925 m)
Internet TLD.bg
Total area110,912 km2