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Republic of Bulgaria
Република България
Republika Bǎlgarija
  (Bulgarian)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: 
Anthem: 
Мила Родино  (Bulgarian)
Mila Rodino  (transliteration)
Dear Motherland
Location of  Bulgaria  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Bulgaria  (dark green)

– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Sofia
42°41′N23°19′E / 42.683°N 23.317°E / 42.683; 23.317
Official languagesBulgarian
Official scriptCyrillic
Ethnic groups (2011[1])
DemonymBulgarian
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryrepublic
 - PresidentRosen Plevneliev
 - Prime MinisterBoyko Borisov
LegislatureNational Assembly
Formation
 - Medieval states: 
 - First Bulgarian Empire681-1018 
 - Second Bulgarian Empire1185-1396 
 - Modern state: 
 - Principality of Bulgaria3 March 1878[note 1] 
 - Independence from the Ottoman Empire5 October 1908[note 2] 
Area
 - Total110,994 km2 (105th)
42,823 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.3
Population
 - 2011 census7,364,570[2] (98th)
 - Density66.2/km2 (139th)
171/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 - Total$128.053 billion[3] (66th)
 - Per capita$17,869[3] (67th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 - Total$57.596 billion[3] (75th)
 - Per capita$8,037[3] (76th)
Gini (2013)negative increase 35.4[4]
medium
HDI (2013)Steady 0.777[5]
high ·58th
CurrencyLev (BGN)
Time zoneEET(UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Drives on theright
Calling code+359
ISO 3166 codeBG
Internet TLD.bg

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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