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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Sofia Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Sofia Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Built in Neo-Byzantine style, it serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and it is believed to be one of the 50 largest Christian church buildings by volume in the world.
Photo by Ivan Nedelchev

BULGARIA

Europe

BULGARIA

Europe

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Capital: Sofia

Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey

Government: Republic of Bulgaria

Currency: leva (BGN)

Area: 110,879 sq km

Population: 6,919,180 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Bulgarian (official) 76.8%, Turkish 8.2%, Romani 3.8%, other 0.7%, unspecified 10.5% (2011 est.)

Religion: Eastern Orthodox 59.4%, Muslim 7.8%, other (including Catholic, Protestant, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox, and Jewish) 1.7%, none 3.7%, unspecified 27.4% (2011 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+2

Tel Code: +359

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