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Bulgaria Facts

  • Name: Bulgaria
    (long form) Republic of Bulgaria
  • Capital City: Sofia (1,204,685 pop.)
    (1,539,080 metro)
  • Bulgaria Population: 6,981,642 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Lev
    (conversion rates)

    lev
    200 Leva
  • Ethnicity: Bulgarian 83.9%, Turk 9.4%, Roma 4.7%, other 2% (including Macedonian, Armenian, Tatar, Circassian)
  • GDP total: $103.7 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $14,200 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Bulgarian (official) 84.5%, Turkish 9.6%, Roma 4.1%, other and unspecified 1.8%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Pleven, Sliven, Dobric
  • Name: Bulgaria's name is said to have come from the Turkic verb bulgha (to mix, shake, stir) and bulgak (revolt, disorder)
  • National Day: March 3
  • Religion: Bulgarian Orthodox 82.6%, Muslim 12.2%, other Christian 1.2%, other 4%
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