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  • Area: 110,879 sq. km (42,811 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 7,144,653 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: -0.6% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 74.5 years (2016)
  • Languages: Bulgarian (official) 76.8%, Turkish 8.2%, Roma 3.8%
  • Religions: Eastern Orthodox 59.4%, Muslim 7.8%, other (including Catholic, Protestant, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox, and Jewish) 1.7%, none 3.7%, unspecified 27.4%
  • Formal name: Republic of Bulgaria
  • Alternate names: Bălgariya, Blgariya, Bulgarie, Bulgarien, Bulgaristan, Bŭlgariya, Narodna Republika Bŭlgariya, People’s Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Bulgaria, Republika Bălgariya, Republika Bŭlgariya
  • Government type: parliamentary republic
  • Leaders: chief of state: President Rosen PLEVNELIEV; head of government: Prime Minister Boyko BORISOV
  • Capital: Sofia
  • Administrative divisions: 28 provinces
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $19,100 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: clothing, footwear, iron and steel, machinery and equipment, fuels
  • Imports: machinery and equipment; metals and ores; chemicals and plastics; fuels, minerals, and raw materials
  • Currency: lev (BGN)

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