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Where is Bulgaria?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Bulgaria covers 108,489 square kilometers of land and 2,390 square kilometers of water, making it the 105th largest nation in the world with a total area of 110,879 square kilometers.

Bulgaria became an independent state in 1878, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The population of Bulgaria is 7,037,935 (2012) and the nation has a density of 65 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Lev (BGN). As well, the people of Bulgaria are refered to as Bulgarian.

The dialing code for the country is 359 and the top level internet domain for Bulgarian sites is .bg.

Bulgaria shares land borders with 5 countries: Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Turkey, Serbia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Bulgaria section.

Quick facts

Population 7,037,935
Density 64.9 / km2 ( 168.0 / mi2 )
Language Bulgarian
Independence Year 1878
Capital Sofia (Sofia-Capital)
Currency Bulgarian Lev
GDP 55,734,676,435 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 7,919 (2014 data)
Land Area 108,489 km2 (41,888 mi2)
Water Area 2,390 km2 (923 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia
Minimum Longitude 22.370
Maximum Longitude 28.610
Mininum Latitude 41.240
Maximum Latitude 44.210

What is the capital of Bulgaria?

map showing the location of Bulgaria
Location of Sofia on a map.

Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria. It has a population of 1,152,556, and is located on a latitue of 42.7 and longitude of 23.32.

Sofia is also the political center of Bulgaria, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Sofia, the Capital Of Bulgaria

City Sofia
Country Bulgaria
Population 1,152,556
Longitude 23.32415000
Latitude 42.69751000
Elevation 562 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Bulgaria

Rank City Population
#1Sofia1,152,556
#2Plovdiv340,494
#3Varna312,770
#4Burgas195,966
#5Ruse156,238
#6Stara Zagora143,431
#7Pleven118,675
#8Sliven96,368
#9Dobrich94,831
#10Shumen87,283
#11Pernik82,467
#12Yambol80,116
#13Haskovo79,699
#14Pazardzhik75,977
#15Blagoevgrad71,306
#16Veliko Turnovo66,217
#17Gabrovo66,175
#18Vratsa64,941
#19Kazanluk55,196
#20Vidin54,409

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.