Area: 110,910 sq. km. (slightly larger than Tennessee).
Major cities: Capital–Sofia 1.3 million.
Others: Plovdiv–379,493, Varna–352,674.
Terrain: Bulgaria is located in South Central Europe. The terrain is varied, containing large mountainous areas, fertile valleys, plains and a coastline along the Black Sea.
Climate: Continental–mild summers and cold, snowy winters.
Population (July 2009 est.): 7,204,687.
Population growth rate (2009 est.): -0.79%.
Ethnic groups (2001): Bulgarian 83.94%, Turkish 9.42%, Roma 4.68%, and other 2% (including Macedonian, Armenian, Tatar).
Religions (2001): Bulgarian Orthodox 82.6%, Muslim 12.2%, Roman Catholic 0.6%, Protestant 0.5%, others.
Language: Bulgarian 84.5%, other 15.5%.
Health: Life expectancy (2009 est.)–male: 69.48 years; female: 76.91 years. Infant mortality rate (2009 est.)–17.87 deaths/1,000 live births.
Work force: 2.67 million (2008 est.). Agriculture–7.5%; industry–35.5%, services–57% (2007 est.).
Type: Parliamentary democracy.
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