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Bulgaria - Expo Osaka 1970

Bulgaria at the Exhibition Expo Osaka 1970
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The People's Republic of Bulgaria is located in southwestern Europe in the heart of the Balkans. It has an area of 111,000 km2 and a population of 8.5 million.

Bulgaria is a Republic, with a democratic constitution and a national assembly (Parliament).

The establishment of the law on 9 September 1944, celebrated as Bulgaria's national day, marked the beginning of a radical economic and social transformation and general progress.

Several five-year plans completely modernised the war-torn economy. Intensive construction projects contributed to full employment and changed the appearance of urban and rural areas.

The pavilion of the People's Republic of Bulgaria was located in the northwestern part of the exhibition site, opposite the Soviet pavilion.

The high peaks of its pyramidal forms symbolise the mountains of the Balkans, from which the peninsula takes its name.

The silhouette of the pavilion's architecture reflects the impetus of socialist Bulgaria towards the ideal of progress, symbolising the consistent policy of the Bulgarian Government to ensure peaceful relations between the peoples of the Balkans as well as progress and harmony in the world.

The exhibitions in the Bulgarian pavilion were developed around four basic themes: Bulgaria, a country of ancient culture with a 1300 year old national statehood; the struggle for national and social liberation; 25 years of socialism; and Bulgaria as a beautiful country, a tourist country.

A small restaurant in Bulgarian style with a characteristic menu and charming music completed the colour of the Bulgarian participation in Expo'70