This article is from the Bulgaria FAQ, by Dragomir R. Radev email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
(by Ivaylo Izvorski), last updated: 19-Mar-1996
Before starting with the economic issues, we make two short
diversion which will be useful down the line.
After the Berlin treaty (1878) the combined territory of the
Principality of Bulgaria (Knjazhestvo Bylgaria) and Eastern Roumelia
(Iztochna Rumelia) was 97,985.1 sq. km. Table 1 lists the (numerical)
changes in the total territory of Bulgaria between the years 1878 and
1939. The table, thus, does not include events such as the Krajova
agreement with Roumania in 1940 from which the territory of the
Kingdom was increased by 7,695.8 sq. km.
Table 1. Territory of Bulgaria (1878-1939) in sq. km
(last column is total area)
Berlin Congress (1878) Principality of Bulgaria 62,776.8 Eastern Roumelia 35,208.3 97,985.1 Carigrad Treaty (1886) Ceded to Turkey 1,639.6 96,345.5 Bukurest treaty (1914) Ceded to Roumania 7,695.8 Obtained from Turkey 23,187.2 111,836.9 Agreement with Turkey (1915) Obtained from Turkey 2,587.6 114,424.5 Treaty of Neuille (1919) Ceded to Yugoslavia 2,566.3 Ceded to Greece 8,712.0 103,146.2