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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

6.9 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%

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