Bulgaria profile

Miniature golden chariot Bulgaria was home to the ancient Thracian people, some of whose relics can be seen in Sofia
  • Full name: Republic of Bulgaria
  • Population: 7.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Sofia
  • Area: 110,994 sq km (42,855 sq miles)
  • Major language: Bulgarian
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 lev = 100 stotinki
  • Main exports: Chemicals and plastics, food and drink, tobacco, machine-building equipment
  • GNI per capita: US $6,640 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .bg
  • International dialling code: +359

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