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Encyclopedia > Provinces of Bulgaria

Since 1999 Bulgaria is divided into 28 oblasts (provinces or regions) that correspond aproximatly to the 28 okrugs that existet before 1987. From 1987 until 1999 Bulgaria was divided into 9 regions also called oblasts. 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... An oblast (Russian, Ukrainian: о́бласть) is a name for the subnational entity of Bulgaria, Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the former Soviet Union. ... Province is a name for a secondary, or subnational entity of government in most countries. ... A region can be any area that has some unifying feature. ... Okrug is a term to denote administrative subdivision in some Slavic states. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

List of provinces

Blagoevgrad province shown within Bulgaria Blagoevgrad (formerly Gorana Cumaya, Turkish Cuma-i Bala) is a province of south western Bulgaria. ... National Theatre, Sofia Alexander Nevski Cathedral The city of Sofia (Bulgarian: София), at the foot of the Vitosha mountain, has a population of 1,208,930 (2003), and is the capital of the Republic of Bulgaria. ...

1987-1999 regions

The new regions created in 1999 are indicated in parentheses next to the 1987 regions from which they were created.

  • Burgas region (Burgas, Sliven, Yambol)
  • Khashkovo region (Khaskovo, Kurdzhali, Stara Zagora)
  • Lovech region (Gabrovo, Lovech, Pleven, Turnovo)
  • Montana region (Montana, Vidin, Vratsa)
  • Plovdiv region (Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Smolyan)
  • Ruse region (Razgrad, Ruse, Silistra, Turgovishte)
  • Sofia region (Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Pernik, Sofia region)
  • Varna region (Dobrich, Shumen, Varna)

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