Overview of Bulgaria

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Bulgaria is a country in Southern Europe. Bulgaria borders five other countries: Romania to the north (mostly along the Danube), Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, and Greece and Turkey to the south. The Black Sea defines the extent of the country to the east.

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Officially name: The Republic of Bulgaria

Capital and largest city: Sofia

Official language: Bulgarian

Government: Parliamentary democracy


Total 110,993.6 km2 (104th)
Water (%) 0.3


2013 estimate 7,265,000 (98th)
Density 66.4/km2 (124th)
168.2/sq mi

Currency: Lev (BGN)

Time zone

Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .bg

Calling code: +359