Introduction

Summary

Republic in southeastern Europe on the west coast of the Black Sea. Member of the EU.

Cities

Capital: Sofia

Principal Ports

Bourgas, Varna (Black Sea); Rousse, Vidin (Danube river)

Population

7.03 million

International Country Code

BG

Language(s)

Bulgarian, although a minority of less than 10% speaks Turkish.

Religion

Bulgarian Orthodox Church and Muslim

Literacy Rate

98.4%

Emergency Services

The emergency telephone number is 112, including Police, Fire and Ambulance. In the event of breakdown the National Road Assistance Service may be contacted by dialling 146.

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 359

Time

2 hours ahead of GMT.

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