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Bulgaria (Balgariya)

This section provides relevant information and links about Bulgaria for those wishing to move there. In addition there are a number of blogs linked to which can provide first-hand experience in life in Bulgaria as an expat.

Bulgaria at a glance

Population: 7,093,635 (July 2011 est.)
Major cities – population: SOFIA (capital) 1.192 million (2009)
Languages: Bulgarian (official) 84.5%, Turkish 9.6%, Roma 4.1%, other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census)
Time difference: UTC+2
Labour force – by occupation: agriculture: 7.1%
industry: 35.2%
services: 57.7% (2009)
Unemployment rate: 9.5% (2010 est.)
Currency: Lev (BGN)
Internet users: 3.395 million (2009)

Governmental Information

Bulgarian government portal in English. Bulgarian also available.

Recommended Blogs

Blog 4 Bulgaria – Daily life for a family of British expats trying smallholding in Bulgaria.
The Other Europe – writer / teacher / family man / American / living in Sofia, Bulgaria, planet Earth / trying to make sense of it all

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