Where is Bulgaria?

Bulgaria is located in the Eastern Europe region at latitude 42.733883 and longitude 25.48583 and is part of the European continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 42° 44' 1.98'' N
  • 25° 29' 8.99'' E

You can see the location of Bulgaria on the world map below:

Bulgaria Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Bulgaria (BG) are:

  1. Greece (GR)
  2. North Macedonia (MK)
  3. Romania (RO)
  4. Serbia (RS)
  5. Turkey (TR)

Maritime Borders

Bulgaria borders with the Black Sea.

Bulgaria Related Content

Bulgaria Key Facts

CountryBulgaria
CoordinatesLatitude: 42.733883
Longitude: 25.48583
Country CodesAlpha 2: BG
Alpha 3: BGR
Country Flag Emoji🇧🇬
Int. Phone Prefix+359
Capital citySofia
Continent
Subcontinent
Europe
Eastern Europe
Country Area110,879 sq km
Population 20216,899,125
World Rank: 105
Median Age44.5
Life expectancy71.8
Major languagesBulgarian (official) 76.8%, Turkish 8.2%, Romani 3.8%, other 0.7%, unspecified 10.5% (2011 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+02:00
Internet TLD.bg
Biggest AirportSofia Airport (SOF)
Average temperature10.55 °C
50.99 °F
Administrative Divisions28 regions
Political systemParliamentary republic

Bulgaria Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionEurope & Central Asia
CurrencyBulgarian Lev (BGL)
GDP in 2020$69.9 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 72
GDP per capita in 2020$10,079
World Rank: 67
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, energy, agriculture, services
Top 5 Import CountriesGermany, Russia, Italy, Turkey, China
Top 5 Export CountriesGermany, Italy, Romania, Turkey, France

Biggest Cities in Bulgaria

Here are the largest cities in Bulgaria based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Sofia 1,277,411
Plovdiv 366,511
Varna 347,924
Burgas 210,720
Ruse 143,931
Stara Zagora 136,475
Pleven 101,299
Dobrich 90,419
Sliven 89,540
Shumen 82,497

Map of Bulgaria with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Eastern Europe Region