Bulgaria Population: 6,967,618

Bulgaria is located in southern Europe. The capital city of Bulgaria is Sofia and it is also the largest. The country is Europe’s sixteenth largest country. The earliest societies in Bulgaria were the Neolithic Karanovo culture. The country is the member of the European Union. Wide varieties of mixed plants and animals are found in Bulgaria. The biodiversity of the country is one of the richest in Europe.

Largest cities in Bulgaria

Some of the largest cities in Bulgaria by population are Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, and Ruse etc.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Sofia 1,152,556 Vidin 54,409 Nova Zagora 24,340
Plovdiv 340,494 Asenovgrad 52,170 Velingrad 24,036
Varna 312,770 Kardzhali 51,000 Cherven Bryag 21,688
Burgas 195,966 Kyustendil 48,286 Troyan 21,162
Ruse 156,238 Montana 47,445 Aytos 20,986
Stara Zagora 143,431 Dimitrovgrad 43,288 Botevgrad 20,909
Pleven 118,675 Lovech 42,211 Gotse Delchev 20,471
Sliven 96,368 Silistra 39,715 Karlovo 19,958
Dobrich 94,831 Razgrad 38,285 Karnobat 19,709
Shumen 87,283 Targovishte 37,774 Panagyurishte 19,389
Pernik 82,467 Dupnitsa 34,764 Svilengrad 19,279
Yambol 80,116 Gorna Oryahovitsa 32,792 Harmanli 18,931
Haskovo 79,699 Svishtov 32,256 Peshtera 18,676
Pazardzhik 75,977 Smolyan 32,069 Chirpan 17,243
Blagoevgrad 71,306 Petrich 30,308 Parvomay 17,000
Veliko Turnovo 66,217 Samokov 26,765 Popovo 16,571
Gabrovo 66,175 Lom 26,594 Rakovski 15,782
Vratsa 64,941 Sandanski 26,459 Berkovitsa 15,027
Kazanlak 55,196 Sevlievo 24,582

Bulgaria population history 

The present population of Bulgaria is 6,948,445. But at the start of the year 2000, the population was 7,997,957. The median age of the city is now 44.6. The urban population has risen to the numbers 5,253,037. The global rank of Bulgaria is 107 now.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 6,948,445 -0.74% -51,674 -4,800 44.6 1.56 64 75.60% 5,253,037 0.09% 7,794,798,739 107
2019 7,000,119 -0.73% -51,489 -4,800 43.6 1.52 64 75.20% 5,265,832 0.09% 7,713,468,100 107
2018 7,051,608 -0.72% -50,836 -4,800 43.6 1.52 65 74.90% 5,278,205 0.09% 7,631,091,040 106
2017 7,102,444 -0.69% -49,509 -4,800 43.6 1.52 65 74.50% 5,289,957 0.09% 7,547,858,925 105
2016 7,151,953 -0.66% -47,788 -4,800 43.6 1.52 66 74.10% 5,300,792 0.10% 7,464,022,049 105
2015 7,199,741 -0.61% -45,053 -4,894 43.4 1.52 66 73.80% 5,310,568 0.10% 7,379,797,139 103
2010 7,425,008 -0.69% -52,391 -16,748 42.3 1.52 68 72.10% 5,353,646 0.11% 6,956,823,603 99
2005 7,686,962 -0.79% -62,199 -17,100 41.1 1.25 71 70.60% 5,423,484 0.12% 6,541,907,027 93
2000 7,997,957 -0.93% -76,270 -26,765 39.7 1.2 74 68.90% 5,510,364 0.13% 6,143,493,823 91
1995 8,379,308 -1.07% -92,430 -71,293 38.2 1.55 77 67.80% 5,679,599 0.15% 5,744,212,979 83
1990 8,841,458 -0.30% -26,781 -36,829 36.5 1.95 81 66.40% 5,868,643 0.17% 5,327,231,061 76
1985 8,975,361 0.22% 19,314 -4,469 35.3 2.01 83 64.60% 5,797,183 0.18% 4,870,921,740 72
1980 8,878,791 0.32% 28,080 -18,974 34.2 2.19 82 62.10% 5,513,719 0.20% 4,458,003,514 66
1975 8,738,392 0.54% 46,168 -8,679 33.7 2.16 80 57.60% 5,029,979 0.21% 4,079,480,606 63
1970 8,507,551 0.68% 56,992 -1,285 33.2 2.13 78 52.30% 4,449,410 0.23% 3,700,437,046 63
1965 8,222,589 0.84% 67,396 -287 32 2.22 76 45.80% 3,762,158 0.25% 3,339,583,597 52
1960 7,885,607 0.84% 64,823 -8,693 30.4 2.3 73 37.10% 2,925,530 0.26% 3,034,949,748 57
1955 7,561,493 0.84% 62,099 -20,179 28.9 2.53 70 32.20% 2,435,785 0.27% 2,773,019,936 52

Bulgaria population forecast

In the future, the population of Bulgaria is expected to decrease. The population will be 5,385,441 in the year 2050. This is because of migration. The median age will be 48.1 and the urban population will lower to the number 4,606,350 in the future. The global rank of the country will come to 128.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 6,948,445 -0.71% -50,259 -4,800 44.6 1.56 64 75.60% 5,253,037 0.09% 7,794,798,739 107
2025 6,686,471 -0.77% -52,395 -4,800 46 1.56 62 77.50% 5,179,498 0.08% 8,184,437,460 110
2030 6,416,749 -0.82% -53,944 -4,800 47.1 1.56 59 79.20% 5,082,261 0.08% 8,548,487,400 113
2035 6,141,131 -0.87% -55,124 -4,800 48.1 1.56 57 80.80% 4,964,822 0.07% 8,887,524,213 119
2040 5,873,296 -0.89% -53,567 -4,800 49 1.56 54 82.50% 4,842,632 0.06% 9,198,847,240 122
2045 5,622,640 -0.87% -50,131 -4,800 49.1 1.56 52 84.00% 4,724,481 0.06% 9,481,803,274 123
2050 5,385,441 -0.86% -47,440 48.1 1.56 50 85.50% 4,606,350 0.06% 9,735,033,990 128

Bulgaria demographics 

The life expectancy of the people in Bulgaria is 75.49 years. The Infant mortality of the country is 5.4. The sex ratio of the male population is 48.56% for the population share 3,374,121. The sex ratio of the female population is 51.44% for the population share 3,574,324.

Bulgaria religion and politics 

The religion in Bulgaria is predominantly Christianity. The dominant form is Eastern Orthodox Christianity. There are other denominations too in the smaller numbers such as Catholicism, Protestantism and Oriental Orthodox Christianity.

The framework of politics followed in Bulgaria is a parliamentary representative democratic republic. The prime minister is the head of the government and also of the multiparty system. The executive power is with the government. The legislative power is with the government and also the National Assembly. There is freedom of speech and human rights followed in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria economy 

There is rapid development in the Bulgarian economy in the following years. It follows the principles of the free market. It has a large private sector and a small public sector. The country is an upper- middle- income industrialised economy as reported by the World Bank. It has reached the estimated gross domestic product because of the growth in the economy. The national currency of the country is lev. Some of the best sectors in the country are mining, energy, agriculture, tourism etc.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%