Bulgaria Country Fact File

Understand the basics of Bulgaria at a glance...

Bulgaria has an estimated population of 7.36 million people based on the 2011 national census. The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, with an estimated population of 1.27 million. The national language of Bulgaria is Bulgarian, which is spoken as a first language by 85 percent of the population.

The dominant religion in the country is Christianity, with the majority belonging to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and just over one percent belonging to either other Protestant or Roman Catholic churches. Other religions include Islam at just over 12 percent; other religions account for a further 0.2 percent.