Bulgarian Empire

In the medieval history of Europe, Bulgaria's status as the Bulgarian Empire (Bulgarian: Българско царство, Balgarsko tsarstvo [ˈbəlɡɐrskʊ ˈt͡sarstvʊ]), occurred in two distinct periods: between the seventh and eleventh centuries, and again between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries. The two "Bulgarian Empires" are not treated as separate entities, but rather as one state restored after a period of Byzantine rule over its territory.

Bulgarian Empire
ц︢рьство бл︢гарское
681–1018
1185–1396 (1422?)
Bulgaria during the reign of Simeon the Great, 10th century
Bulgaria during the reign of John Asen II, 13th century
CapitalPliska
(681–893)
Preslav
(893–972)
Skopje
(972–992)
Ohrid
(992–1018)
Tarnovo
(1185–1393)
Vidin
(1371–1396/1422)
Common languagesBulgar, Common Slavic, Common Romanian, Byzantine Greek
(681–893)
Old Church Slavonic
(893–1018)
Middle Bulgarian
(1185–1396/1422)
Religion
Tengrism, Slavic paganism
(681–864)
Bulgarian Orthodox
(864–1018)
Bulgarian Orthodox
(1185–1204)
Roman Catholic
(1204–1235)
Bulgarian Orthodox
(1235–1396/1422)
GovernmentAutocracy
Monarch 
 681–700
Asparukh (first)
 1397–1422
Constantine II (last)
Historical eraMiddle Ages
 Established
681
 Disestablished
1018
1185–1396 (1422?)
ISO 3166 codeBG