The Republic of Bulgaria is located in the eastern portion of the Balkan Peninsula in South Eastern Europe. It borders Romania to the north, the Black Sea to the east, Turkey to the south east, Greece to the south, Macedonia to the south west and Serbia to the west. The border with Romania is largely defined by the River Danube which flows through a fertile plain. Crossing the centre of the country east-west lie the Stara Planina mountains which drop steeply to the south into to broad river valley overlooking the broad Plain of Thrace. A range of even higher mountains in the south west reaches up to 2925 m (9600 ft).
Bulgaria occupies an area of 110,994 km2 (42,683 sq miles) and has a population of 8.4 million (2000 data) which comprises 85% Bulgarians, 9% Turkish, 3% Macedonian and 3% Romany. Some 84% of the people are Bulgarian Orthodox, 13% Muslim, 1% Roman Catholic, 1% Jewish and 1% other faiths. The capital city is Sofia.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Bulgaria.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
An incomplete all-time Bulgarian civil aircraft register listing is here.
Military Air Arms
Historical military air arms-
Naval Aviation (1915-1918)
German Air Units Supporting Bulgaria in the First World War
German Air Units Supporting Bulgaria in the Second World War
Central Government Agencies
Agricultural Aviation Agency
Government Aviation (Bulgarian Government Aviation)
Military Sports Organisation – DOSO
Ministry of Fisheries
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation (Ministry of Health)
Police Aviation (Bulgarian Police Aviation Unit)
To be added
To be added
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Sofia Airport (ICAO: LBSF)
Krumovo/Plovdiv Airport (ICAO: LBPD)
Burgas Airport (ICAO: LBBG)
Varna Airport (ICAO: LBWN)
Airports in Bulgaria
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Krumovo Air and Space Museum
Magazines Guide for Bulgaria
(Dedicated Bulgarian aviation website in Bulgarian with cyrillic text.)