Bulgaria: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-10.

General points to know about Bulgaria – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Sofia (& largest city)

Population: 7.2 million (2016 estimate)

Language(s): Bulgarian

President: Rumen Radev

Prime Minister: Ognyan Gerdzhikov

Currency: Lev (BGN)

Area: 110,994 km2 (42,855 mi2)

Dialing Code: +359

Time Zone: Eastern European Time “EET” (UTC+2)
•   DST/Summer Time: Eastern European Summer Time “EEST” (UTC+3)

Demonym: Bulgarian (what’s this?)

Endonym: България (Bǎlgarija)
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 14

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): BG (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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