Key Information & Facts of Bulgaria

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 5 September 2016.

General Info

Sofia

is the capital and largest city.

Bulgarian Lev (BGN)

is the national currency (plural = leva). Its sub-unit is the stotinka (sing.), of which 100 stotinki = 1 lev.

7,223,938

is the population (2014 UN estimate).

+359

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

110,994

km2 (42,823 mi2) is its area.

Bulgarian

is the main language spoken.

Cyrillic

is the main alphabet/script used in the Bulgarian language.

Eastern European Time (UTC+2)

is the country’s time zone; Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3).

България (Bǎlgarija)

is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their own language.

Bulgarian

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

BG

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & F

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 230 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

18

is the smoking age.

18

is the age for alcohol purchases. Consumption doesn’t seem to be limited.

14

is the age of consent.

112

is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Rosen Plevneliev

is the president.

Unitary Parliamentary Republic

is the country’s form/structure of government.

Boyko Borisov

is the prime minister.

'Съединението прави силата' ('Sǎedinenieto pravi silata')

is the country’s national motto (“Unity makes strength”).

National Assembly

is the country’s legislating body.

'Мила Родино' ('Mila Rodino')

is the country’s national anthem (“Dear Motherland”).
Bulgaria Flag

Key Cities & Regions

More coming soon!
Sofia Plovdiv Ruse

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