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Union Makes Strength.

 

General


Population: 7,093,635 (2011)
Land Area: 110,910 sq km
Natural Resources: Bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, coal, timber, arable land
Capital: Sofia
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Georgi Parvanov (2002)
Head of Government: Boyko Borissov (2009)
Languages: Bulgarian, Turkish, Roma
Currency: Lev (BGL)
Major Religions: Bulgarian Orthodox 82.6%, Muslim 12.2%, Other Christian 1.2%, Other 4%
Major Ethnicities: Bulgarian 83.9%, Turk 9.4%, Roma 4.7%, Other 2%<
Life Expectancy: 73.59 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 44.84 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 92.21 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 12,800 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 0.3% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 6%, Industry 30.3%, Services 63.7% (2009)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 7.1%, Industry 35.2%, Services 57.7% (2009)
Industries: Electricity, gas, water; food, beverages, tobacco; machinery and equipment, base metals, chemical products, coke, refined petroleum, nuclear fuel
Agriculture Products: Vegetables, fruits, tobacco, wine, wheat, barley, sunflowers, sugar beets; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.771 (55th)
Tourism Revenue: 2.72 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 9.2% (2010)

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Army Size: 51 000 (2004)
Budget: 2.6% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Bulgaria is located in the Balkans, it is bordered by Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey. Bulgaria is a member of the European Union and NATO. Bulgaria's economy is growing steadily , but inflation and corruption remain a problem. The budget gap is also extremely wide and far below EU standards.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Bulgaria
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Bulgaria
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BGR.html

Updated on: December 4, 2011