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Bulgaria: General information
Population:   7 504 868 (3629 809 male / female 3 875 059
Workforce: 4.6 million
Urban population: 73%
Capital: Sofia
Time zone, Summer (DST): EET (UTC+2)EEST (UTC+3)
Area: 110 910 square kilometers / 42 822 square kilometers
Land area: 108 489 square kilometers
Water area: 2 390 square kilometers
Climate: Moderate Continental and Mediterranean
Languages:
Bulgarian - official language 85.2%
Turkish 9.1%
Other languages English, German, French, Spanish, Russian
Religions:
Orthodox Christianity 76%
Islam 10%
Other 9.3%
Currency: Bulgarian lev (BGN), pegged to the euro at 1.95583
Corporate tax: 10%
Taxes on personal income: 10%
VAT: 20%
Form of government Parliamentary Republic
Bulgarian Parliament: National Assembly with 240 members
Executive: Council of Ministers
(head: Prime Minister)
Joined EU 2007
Membership in 2004
Membership in 1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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