Bulgaria (officially the Republic of Bulgaria) is a country in southeastern Europe that became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. It is bordered by Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, and the Black Sea. With a population of 7,265,115, and an area of 110,879 squared kilometers, it is Europe’s 14th largest country.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Bulgaria Република България (Republika Bǎlgarija)
Capitol: 
Sofia
Population: 
7,202,000
Languages: 
Bulgarian
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
110,879
Year of UN Membership: 
1955
Year of Present State Formation: 
1989
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$55.330 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$15,031 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
0.50 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.78
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
45.30
Unemployment: 
13.10%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Eastern European Group
European Community
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
Australia Group
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
BSEC: Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone
CD: Community of Democracies
CoEu: Council of Europe
CEI: Central European Initiative
CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research
EAPC: Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EIB: European Investment Bank
EU: European Union
G-9
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OAS: Organization of American States
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
SELEC: Convention of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
ZC: Zangger Committee
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
11 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 737-4790/4791, 327-4180/4181
(212) 472-9865
Mission.NewYpork@mfa.bg
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