Bulgaria

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Republic of Bulgaria

Capital

Sofia 

Official language (s)

Bulgarian

Area

110.994 km2

Population

7.364.570

Ethnic groups

Major cities
(with population)

Sofia - 1.204.685
Plovdiv - 338.153
Varna - 334.870
Burgas - 200.271
Ruse - 149.642 

Currency (-ies)

Lev (BGN), subdivided into 100 stotinki 

Main religion

82,6% - Orthodox Christians
12,2% - Muslims 

Time zone (s)

GTM + 02 

Dialing code

+359 

Climate

Bulgaria has a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. In the south the climate is Mediterranean with winters that are milder and moister. On the coastal fringes of the Black Sea winters are slightly warmer but the northeast winds from Russia blow cold air causing cold spells. Average annual precipitation is 630 mm (25 inches) and average temperature ranges in Sofia are from -4 to 2°C (25 to 36°F) in January to 16 to 27°C (61 to 81°F) in July. 

Administrative division

Bulgaria’s administrative structure consists of 27 provinces and a metropolitan capital province (Sofia-Grad). All areas take their names from their respective capital cities. The provinces subdivide into 264 municipalities.

Major airports

Sofia: Sofia Airport (SOF)
Burgas: Burgas Airport (BOJ)
Varna: Varna Airport (VAR)
Plovdiv: Plovdiv Airport (PDV)







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