First Bulgarian Empire

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First Bulgarian Empire
Първo Българско царство
Părvo Bălgarsko Tsarstvo

632–1018
Bulgarian Empire at its greatest extent c. 920 under Simeon I the Great
Capital Pliska (681–893)
Preslav (893–972)
Skopie (972–992)
Ohrid (992–1018)
Language(s) 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 1018
 - Disestablished 1018
Area
 - 10th century 750,000 km2 (289,577 sq mi)
Population
 - 10th century est. 4,000,000 
     Density 5.3 /km2  (13.8 /sq mi)

The First Bulgarian Empire was a medieval Bulgarian state founded in AD 632 in the lands near the Danube Delta and disintegrated in AD 1018 after its annexation to the Byzantine Empire.