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Bulgaria

Bulgaria
  • Capital

    Capital

    Sofia

  • Local time

    Local time

    20:43

  • Population

    Population

    7.05 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +359

  • Currency

    Currency

    лв BGN (lev)

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Sofia

  • Local time

    Local time

    20:43

  • Population

    Population

    7.05 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +359

  • Currency

    Currency

    лв BGN (lev)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 627

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.49 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    608mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    110 910 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    41%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    35%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    45%

  • Railways

    Railways

    4019km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    1.09 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Bulgarian - 83 %
    Turk - 9 %
    Roma - 4 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Bulgarian Orthodox - 83 %
    Islam - 12 %
    Islam - 12 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    98.4%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Bulgarian
    Turkish
    Roma

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    47 300

  • Murders

    Murders

    2 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    11.3 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    42.4%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    5.9%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    24 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    electricity, gas, water, food, beverages, tobacco, machinery and equipment, base metals, chemical products

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    vegetables, fruits, tobacco, wine, wheat, barley, sunflowers, sugar beets, livestock

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, coal, timber, arable land

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    36%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, coal, timber, arable land

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    17%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    42 416kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    50 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    118

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What not to do when visiting Bulgaria

1/22
Marker Bulgaria
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Don't be an arrogant cheap stake. Even it might be an inexpensive country for you, it doesn't mean you can get everything you want for next to nothing.

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2/22
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Don't always trust hotel star ratings - it's good practice to check the hotels twice to confirm you get what you think.

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3/22
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Don't take everything people say personally. Bulgarian friends can give you the most direct, brutally-honest feedback you've ever heard - they rather say it than lie to you.

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4/22
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Don't forget Bulgarians love roses - so much, that they've made the rose the symbol of Bulgaria.

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5/22
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Don't be surprised Bulgarians may do nod for "no" and shake their heads for yes.

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6/22
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Don't necessary make personal jokes on Bulgarian, they won't appreciate of being part of foreigner's joke.

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7/22
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Don’t forget to greet properly greetings consist of a firm handshake, direct eye contact and the appropriate greeting for the time of day. Address people with their titles (if you know them) or with Mr "Gospodin / Mrs "Gospozha" followed by the surname. Only friends and family address each other with first names and possibly a hug or kiss.

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8/22
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Don’t put the thumb in between the middle and index finger while making a fist - it‘s an obscene gesture.

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9/22
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Don't leave your glass empty when finished, your host will refill automatically. Just leave your glass partially full for finish.

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10/22
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Don't expect Bulgarian trains to be fast - it usually stops everywhere or slow down to 50 km per hour.

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11/22
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Don’t give expensive gifts as it may cause the recipient embarrassment gift giving is treated more about the thought that value.

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12/22
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Don't break the eye contact when proposing a toast. Some say if you look away, you're doomed to many years of bad sex.

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13/22
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Don't necessarily ignore the price differences easily in bars or clubs - in some cases might be charged exorbitant prices, especially for champagne and hard alcohol. Bills could get very high and the management may use force to secure payment.

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14/22
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Don’t use taxis without meter turned on - use taxis with meters and marked rates displayed on a sticker on the passenger side of the windshield.

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15/22
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Don't forget, saying "Thank you" to a service persons means 'Keep the change'.

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16/22
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Don't always trust stray dogs, even though they are usually not aggressive.

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17/22
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Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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18/22
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Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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19/22
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Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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20/22
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Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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21/22
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Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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22/22
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Don't drink in public in Varna - it's forbidden since 2015 due to many drunk tourists.

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