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Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey
Population: 8.8 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Sofia
Comparative area: Slightly larger than Tennessee
Religions: Bulgarian Orthodox 85 percent, Muslim 13 percent, Jewish 0.8 percent, Roman Catholic 0.5 percent, Uniate Catholic 0.2 percent, Protestant, Gregorian-Armenian and other 0.5 percent
Landscape: Mostly mountains with lowlands in north and south; strategic location near Turkish Straits; controls key land routes from Europe to Middle East and Asia
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1924

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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