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Bulgaria: Country Quickfacts


  • Sunrise over the Carpathian Mountains
  • Putna Monastery
  • Bulevardul Unirii
Area:  110,994 km2
Capital: Sofia
Country Code: 359
Country Population: 7,364,570
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted in tourist areas: American Express, Visa, Master Card and Diners Club
Currency: Lev
Departure Tax: Approximately €45
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 230 V
Ethnic Groups: 

84.6% Bulgarians; 8.9% Turks; 4.8% Roma; 1.7% Other

Flag: Bulgarian Flag
Location:  Southeastern Europe
Official Language(s): Bulgarian
Religion: Eastern Orthodox, Sunni
Time Zone: EET (UTC +2) EEST (UTC +3)
Tipping: Tipping is expected but servers are not dependent on tips, so 5 - 10% is acceptable for a major meal.


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