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Sofia is the capital and the largest city in Bulgaria. It is the main administrative, industrial and cultural center of the whole country, of which it constitutes a trict in its own right.

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Sofia has 1,211 million inhabitants.

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BG Sofia flag

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Another national holiday of great importance is linked to September 22, 1908 when the independence of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire was proclaimed with a manifesto in the old capital of Veliko Tarnovo. This act rejected the last vassal relations of Bulgaria with the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria became an independent country led by Prince Ferdinand I who was called the Bulgarians' tsar. Bulgaria is the home of folklore, one in which there is no occasion to celebrate with dances and folk costumes.One of the most important festivals is the Kukeri, which takes place in the last days of winter (usually a nice February) as greeting to the spring that is coming. It is only men who participate, wearing clothes made of sheepskin and copper bells hanging from their belts. The masks are made of shreds and woolen hoods

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The city of Sofia in Bulgaria is not particularly beautiful to see and turn to the center is not so exciting (let alone in the suburbs), but the history of the city certainly reserves interesting and curious news

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A typical recipe of Sofia of Bulgaria is the Tarator, a cold soup made with yogurt, water, cucumber, parsley, fennel and ground walnuts.

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