flag Bulgaria Bulgaria: Statistical Overview

Capital: Sofia


Total Population: 6,465,097
Natural Increase: -6.2%
Density: 63 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 76.4%
Population of main cities: Sofia (1,242,600); Plovdiv (347,900); Varna (336,300); Burgas (201,800); Ruse (141,300); Stara Zagora (134,800); Pléven (95,100); Sliven (85,000); Dobrič (82,300); Shumen (75,500)
Ethnic Origins: The population is made up of some 83% of people of Bulgarian origin, Turks represent about 10%, Roma approximately 5%, and other origins (Macedonians, Armenians, etc.) around 2%. (National Statistical Institute)
Official Language: Bulgarian
Other Languages Spoken: Many Bulgarians have some level of Russian language comprehension. German and French are also widely spoken.
Business Language(s): Russian, English, German and French. Turkish is also used for business in the South.
Religion: Bulgarian Orthodox 82.6%, Muslim 12.2%, other Christian 1.2%, other 4% (2001 census).
Literacy Rate: 98.2%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Sofia

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Bulgarian Lev (BGN)

Country Overview

Area: 111,000 km²
Type of State: Republic state based on parliamentary democracy working under a pluriform multi-party political system.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Ex-Transition country.
The country is a crossroads between Europe and Asia.
HDI*: 0.782/1
HDI (World Rank): 59/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Bulgaria, dial 00
To call Bulgaria, dial +359
Internet Suffix: .bg
Computers: 5.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 30.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 55.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 37,66335,05646,21057,95953,551
Exports of Goods (million USD) 33,34031,95441,15749,92547,854
Imports of Services (million USD) 5,9814,7765,9517,3177,871
Exports of Services (million USD) 11,4608,37610,89912,77815,043

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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