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Removals to Bulgaria | Shipping to Bulgaria | Moving to Europe

Dolphin Movers carry out regular removals to Bulgaria – in fact we are there nearly on a weekly basis, either to help someone moving house to Bulgaria or to assist with a move back to the UK. As a result we are very familiar with this fascinating country and are ideally placed to arrange shipping to Bulgaria for your possessions.

We undertake both domestic and commercial removals to Bulgaria, so whether you are moving here for work or retirement, relocating your business or opening up a new branch, Dolphin Movers can help. About 80% of our trips here are for individuals moving house to Bulgaria, often to work in the growing medical, engineering and IT industries here. The other 20% are businesses who are relocating or opening up new offices. Our shipping to Bulgaria service covers the whole country, but the most common destinations we are asked about are Burgas, Haskovo, Vidin, Karlovo, Sofia and Varna.

Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007, which has prompted many UK businesses to seek new trade opportunities there and, from December 2013, UK and Bulgarian citizens will be able to move freely for work, so we expect to see an upsurge in removals to Bulgaria as well as in the opposite direction.

Removals to Bulgaria – Click here for more information about our removals to Bulgaria service.

About Bulgaria

Geography and Demographics
Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria. Other major towns and cities include Plodiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Pleven, Sliven, Dobrich, Shumen, Pernik and Haskovo. The population of Bulgaria was nearly 7.4 million in 2011.

Bulgaria is situated in South Eastern Europe and is bordered by Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea. Flights from London to Sofia take just over three hours. The three major airports are Sofia, Varna and Burgas. Varna and Burgas provide predominantly charter flights and also serve regular domestic flights to Sofia. The main river ports are Rousse, Vidin, Lom, Silistra, Tutrakan, Svishtov, Nikopol and Oryahovo on the Danube river. There are sea ports at Burgas, Nesebar, Varna, Tsarevo, Sozopol, Pomorie, Obzor, Kavarna and Balchik. The key international ports are Varna and Burgas.

Economy
Primary industries in Bulgaria are energy, mining, building machines, agriculture and the tourism sector. The principal exports are clothing, iron and steel, machinery and refined fuels.

History
Bulgaria is one of the oldest states in Europe with human settlements going back as far as 5000 BC and Thracians, Greeks and Romans all present here from around 800 BC onwards.
There has been a recognisable Bulgarian state since 681 AD when the First Bulgarian Empire was formed, with Christianity being adopted as the state religion in the 9th century. After the collapse of the Second Bulgarian Empire in 1396, Bulgaria was subject to the Ottoman regime for nearly five hundred years. The Third Bulgarian State became independent in 1908 after the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878. After siding with Germany in both World Wars, Bulgaria became a Socialist state in 1946 with a single-party system but, following multi-party elections in 1989, Bulgaria has become a democracy with a market-based economy.

Landmarks and Attractions
Must-see Bulgarian landmarks date back as far as the second century and include St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Boyana Church in Sofia, Rila Monastery, the Thracian Tombs in Kazanlak & Sveshtari, Valley of the Roses, Old Plovdiv, Veliko Turnovo, Tzarevets Fortress, Varna, Nessebar Medieval Churches, Melnik and Koprivshtitsa.

Be sure to check out Bulgarian folk songs and dances. The Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria and the Mystery of Bulgarian Voices are internationally renowned. Bulgarian folk dances include energetic footwork and elegant irregular rhythms. Bulgarian wine cellars and traditional taverns are also not to be missed, with Bulgarian wine a popular choice among many wine lovers, dating back to the times of the Thracians. The characteristic Bulgarian taverns (mehana) and restaurants offer local cuisine and wine, as well as entertainment. Other popular pastimes include skiing and water sports, while those looking for shopping and nightlife should head to Sofia.

Traditional Bulgarian cuisine is particularly varied and includes salads, stews, various types of bread, stuffed vine leaves, banitsa, pancakes, buhtas (fritters) and other local dishes. Bulgaria is best known for its yoghurt and feta cheese, which are nearly always served at mealtimes.

Expats in Bulgaria
Property investment is the main thing that brings expats to Bulgaria. The low cost of living, picturesque landscapes, and easy access to the rest of Europe make it a popular choice amongst expats looking to purchase an investment property or holiday home on the Black Sea coast. The Bulgarian government offers incentives for people starting businesses in a bid to improve the economy and there is a high demand for English teachers.

Shipping to Bulgaria – Click here for more information about our shipping to Bulgaria service.

Further Information

Moving House to Bulgaria – A Guide to Sofia

 

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