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Information about SOFIA Sofia was founded three thousand years ago, by an ancient Thracian tribe, the ‘Serdi’, and known as Serdica until the beginning of the ninth century. Sofia's city centre is an eclectic mix of architectural styles The city's compactnes and diversity make it a great place to get your bearings before heading off to discover the real Bulgaria. The town centre is dominated by neo-classical Stalinist architecture. A peek through the side streets and century-old commercial quarter reveals the true magic of Sofia, a very European city of tree-lined boulevards and balconied buildings by 19th-century Russian and Viennese architects. Once you've settled in and begun to explore, you'll find Sofia surprisingly laid back for a capital city. It is in street life where the character of the city is to be found. Locals meet for coffee at open-air cafés, vast bazaars offer an array of pickles and farm produce, gypsies sell flowers on street corners, while shoppers queue to board the city’s rattling trams and folk musicians serenade the metro users. Politically and economically, however, Bulgaria continues to suffer from the vacuum left by Communism. Mass privatisation has come hand in hand with a decline in living standards and initial optimism has been tempered by extreme and growing poverty.However, with an educated populace and a strong desire to see justice and democracy won, Bulgaria is slowly but surely regaining credibility and economic stability.
 
Available Trades in SOFIA ADVERTISING - MARKETING - COMMUNICATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN
AGRICULTURE - LIVESTOCK - PISCICULTURE & FORESTRY SERVICES
ARCHITECTS - DESIGNERS - ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS
ART - ANTIQUES & HANDICRAFTS
ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANISATIONS
AVIATION & MARITIME SERVICES
BANKING - FINANCING & INSURANCE
BARS - RESTAURANTS - CAFES - CLUBS & CATERING
BUSINESS SERVICES
CHEMICALS & PHARMACEUTICALS
CLOTHING - TEXTILES & ACCESSORIES
CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS
EDUCATION & TRAINING
ELECTRONICS & ELECTROTHECHNICS
ENERGY - GAS - ELECTRICITY &WATER - SERVICES
ESOTERISM & ASTROLOGY
FOOD - BEVERAGE & NEWSAGENTS
FOOD INDUSTRY
FREIGHT TRANSPORT - STORAGE & PACKAGING
FURNITURE & CARPENTRY SERVICES
GOVERMENT OFFICES & SERVICES
HEALTH & BEAUTY
HOLDINGS & CORPORATIONS
HOTELS
HOUSE & GARDEN
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - MANUFACTURING & SUPPLIERS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS
JEWELLERS & WATCHMAKERS
LEGAL SERVICES
MECHANIC - HYDRAULIC & PNEUMATIC INDUSTRY
MEDICINE & MEDICAL SERVICES
METAL & STEEL INDUSTRY
MOTORING
MUSIC - LITERARY - ARTISTIC & CULTURAL ACTIVITES
OPTICIANS & HEARING AIDS
PASSENGER TRANSPORT - CHAUFFEURS & TAXI SERVICES
PETROCHEMICALS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PLASTIC & RUBBER INDUSTRY
PUBLISHING & PRINTING
REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY SERVICES
SCIENCE - INVESTIGATION & DEVELOPMENT
SERVICES & AGENCIES
SOUND RECORDING - EVENT STAGING & PRODUCTION
SPORTS & OUTDOOR PURSUITS
TECHNOLOGY & TECHNICAL SERVICES
TRADE & BUSINESS - IMPORT-EXPORT & WHOLESALER
TRADE PROFESSIONALS & CRAFTSMENT
 


BULGARIA

General Information
Capital: Sofia
Area: 110,993.6 km2
Population: 7.3 million (official estimate 2007).
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs are two-pin
IDD: +359
Timezone: GMT + 2 Hrs (+ 3 Hrs MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: Bulgarian 85% (official). Turkish 10% and other

Government
Government: Democratic Republic. Constitution adopted in 1991

Religion
Religion: 83% Bulgarian Orthodox, 13% Muslim and a small Jewish denomination.

Health
Health: The following vaccinations are recommended: Hepatitis A, Tetanus.

Currency
Currency: Lev (BGN; symbol ??) = 100 stotinki

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: 100.00 = USD = 130.349 BGN EUR = 195.580 BGN GBP = . 216.042 BGN CHF = 129.461 BGN

Business Hours
Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 09.00-17.30

Alcohol Limit
Alcohol Limit: The permissible blood alcohol content when driving is 0.5 per 1,000

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Outside cities: 90 km/h, Motorways: 120 km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Regulations: Speed limits are strictly adhered to: 120kph (75mph) on motorways, 90kph (56mph) outside built-up areas and 50kph (31mph) in built-up areas.

Driving License
Driving License: An International Driving Permit allows visitors to drive a private car when accompanied by a valid national driving licence. It is compulsory for old licences that do not have photo ID.

Climate
Climate: Temperate; cold, wet winters; hot, dry summers

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A-2151116192121171161
P362841618773686441654849
S23467910107531
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (°C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900 / 1800 - 3G 2100.

GPS
GPS: 42 41 N, 23 19 E

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Generally Mon-Fri: 10.00 - 20.00 and Sat: 10.00 - 14.00


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