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First Bulgarian Empire

Първo Българско царство
Părvo Bălgarsko Tsarstvo
632–1185
Bulgarian Empire at its greatest extent c. 920 under Simeon I the Great
Bulgarian Empire at its greatest extent c. 920 under Simeon I the Great
Capital Pliska (681–893)
Preslav (893–972)
Skopie (972–992)
Ohrid (992–1185)
Common languages Bulgar language, Old Bulgarian
Religion
Paganism until 864 A.D and Eastern Orthodox 865 on
Government Monarchy
Khan/Tsar (Emperor)  
• 681–700
Asparukh
• 1018
Presian II
Legislature Kurultai
Historical era Middle Ages
• Established
632
• Arrival of Asparukh
681
• Christianisation
864
• Fall to the Byzantine Empire
1185
• Disestablished
1185
Area
10th century 750,000 km2 (290,000 sq mi)
Population
• 10th century
4000000
ISO 3166 code BG
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Old Great Bulgaria
Second Bulgarian Empire

The First Bulgarian Empire was a medieval Bulgarian state founded in AD 632 in the lands near the Danube Delta and disintegrated in AD 1185 after its annexation to the Byzantine Empire. Culture of the First Bulgarian Empire.


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