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Bulgaria

Ethnic Groups

  • Bulgarian 76.9%
  • Turkish 8%
  • Roma 4.4%
  • Other 0.7% (including Russian, Armenian, and Vlach)
  • Other (unknown) 10%

Religion

  • Eastern Orthodox 59.4%
  • Muslim 7.8%
  • Other (including Catholic, Protestant, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox, and Jewish) 1.7%
  • None 3.7%
  • unspecified 27.4%

Economic Overview

  • GDP: $53.7 billion (2013 est.)
  • Agriculture Products: vegetables, fruits, tobacco, wine, wheat, barley, sunflowers, sugar beets; livestock
  • Industries: electricity, gas, water; food, beverages, tobacco; machinery and equipment, base metals, chemical products, coke, refined petroleum, nuclear fuel
  • Total Labor Force:2.551 million (2013 est.)
    • Agriculture: 7.1%
    • Industry: 35.2%
    • Services: 57.7%
  • Unemployment Rate: 11.6% (2013 est.)

Location

Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey

Population

6,924,716

Government Type

Parliamentary Democracy

Climate

temperate; cold, damp winters; hot, dry summers