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Widespread corruption is a major socioeconomic issue; it ranked as the most corrupt country in the European Union for 2018.The name Bulgaria is derived from the Bulgars, a tribe of Turkic origin that founded the country.With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.
After the conquest, Basil II prevented revolts by retaining the rule of local nobility, integrating them in Byzantine bureaucracy and aristocracy, and relieving their lands of the obligation to pay taxes in gold, allowing tax in kind instead.
This prevented Byzantine attempts at Hellenisation and created fertile ground for further revolt.
In 1185 Asen dynasty nobles Ivan Asen I and Peter IV organized a major uprising and succeeded in re-establishing the Bulgarian state.
The population of seven million lives mainly in Sofia and the capital cities of the 27 provinces. Bulgaria is a member of the European Union, NATO, and the Council of Europe; it is a founding state of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and has taken a seat on the UN Security Council three times.
Its market economy is part of the European Single Market and mostly relies on services, followed by industry—especially machine building and mining—and agriculture.