• Officially: Republic of Bulgaria
  • Capital: Sofia


  • Population: 7.4 million
  • Language: Bulgarian
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 78 years (women)
  • A member country of the European Union and NATO
  • Currency: Bulgarian lev (BGN)
    • Bulgaria has committed to adopt the Euro once it fulfils the necessary conditions.


  • Area: 110,994 sq km (42,855 sq miles)
  • Situated in the eastern Balkans


  • Canadians do not require a tourist visa for stays of fewer than 90 days in any 180-day period
  • Bulgaria is not a member of the Schengen Area agreement.
    • NOTE: Bulgaria is currently in the process of joining the Schengen area.
  • Here you will find Roman ruins, incredible beaches, medieval cities, and lots of forests.
  • Few tourists outside Sofia, the capital city.


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  • Bulgaria is an EU member country since 1 January 2007



This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet