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BULGARIA

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POPULATION
 
    Population: 7 973 671 citizens, incl.
  • Bulgarians: 6 655 210
  • Bulgarian Turks: 746 664
  • Gypsies: 370 908
  • Russians: 15 595
  • Armenians: 10 832
  • Wallachs: 10 566
  • Macedonians: 5 071
  • Greeks: 3 408
  • Ukrainian: 2 489
  • Jews: 1 363
    Principal Cities:
  • Sofia: 1 173 988 citizens
  • Plovdiv: 338 302
  • Varna: 320 668
  • Bourgas: 209 479
  • Rousse: 178 435
  • Stara Zagora: 167 708
  • Pleven: 149 174
  • Sliven: 136 148
  • Dobrich: 100 379
  • Shumen: 104 473
  • Pernik: 104 626
  • Haskovo: 99 181
  • Yambol: 82 656
RELIGION
 
  • Eastern Orthodox Christians - 82.6 % of the population
  • Islam - 12.2 %
  • Other religions - 1.3 % including:
  • Catholics - 43 811
  • Protestants - 42 308
  • Armenians - 6 500
  • Judeans - 653
  • Without any specific religious denomination - 3.9 %
Full freedom of the religious denominations is proclaimed in the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria.
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