Bulgaria

   
 

Bulgaria

 

Country (long form) Republic of Bulgaria
Capital Sofia
Total Area 42,822.59 sq mi
110,910.00 sq km
(slightly larger than Tennessee)
Population 7,707,495 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 4,478,866
Languages Bulgarian, secondary languages closely correspond to ethnic breakdown
Literacy 98.0% total, 99.0% male, 98% female (1999)
Religions Bulgarian Orthodox 83.5%, Muslim 13%, Roman Catholic 1.5%, Jewish 0.8%, Uniate Catholic 0.2%, Protestant, Gregorian-Armenian, and other 1% (1998)
Life Expectancy 67.72 male, 74.89 female (2001 est.)
Government Type parliamentary democracy
Currency 1 lev (Lv) = 100 stotinki
GDP (per capita) $6,200 (2000 est.)
Industry electricity, gas and water; food, beverages and tobacco; machinery and equipment, base metals, chemical products, coke, refined petroleum, nuclear fuel
Agriculture vegetables, fruits, tobacco, livestock, wine, wheat, barley, sunflowers, sugar beets
Arable Land 43%
Natural Resources bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, coal, timber, arable land