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Bulgaria: General information

Population:

7 504 868 (3629 809 male / female 3 875 059)

Workforce:

4.6 million

Urban population:

73%

Capital:

Sofia

Time zone:

Summer (DST):

EET (UTC+2)

EEST (UTC+3)

Area:

110 910 square kilometers / 42 822 square kilometers

Land area:

108 489 square kilometers

Water area:

2 390 square kilometers

Climate:

Moderate Continental and Mediterranean

Languages:

Bulgarian - official language

85.2%

Turkish

9.1%

Other languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Russian

Religions:

Orthodox Christianity

76%

Islam

10%

Other

9.3%

Currency:

Bulgarian lev (BGN), pegged to the euro at 1.95583

Corporate tax:

10%

Taxes on personal income:

10%

VAT:

20%

Form of government

Parliamentary Republic

Bulgarian Parliament:

National Assembly with 240 members

Executive:

Council of Ministers
(head: Prime Minister)

Joined EU 2007

Membership in 2004

Membership in 1996