Bulgaria Population 2022


Bulgaria map
  • The current population of Bulgaria is estimated at 6,849,421 people as of August, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Bulgaria represent 0.09% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Bulgaria is 63 inhabitants per km2.
  • Bulgaria is located in Europe.
  • Bulgaria ranks number 107 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Bulgaria is 42.7023° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 23.2890° E.
  • The median age in Bulgaria is 44.6 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Bulgaria increased to 710 BGN per month as of April, 2022, around $389 USD per month.
  • The countries that Bulgaria shares its land boundary with are Romania to the north, Turkey and Greece to the south, North Macedonia to the southwest, and Serbia to the west. It has also maritime border with The Black Sea to the east.

Bulgaria

Official name Republic of Bulgaria
Location Europe
Capital Sofia
Population 6,849,421 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 63/km2
Area 110,993 km2 (42,854.62 sq mi)
Official language Bulgarian
Currency Lev (BGN)
Life expectancy 75.20 years
Internet TLD .bg
Call code +359

Bulgaria Population Graph

Bulgaria Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 6,938,869 3,369,515 3,569,354 48.56% 51.44% 5,252,030 75.69%
2019 6,980,644 3,390,499 3,590,145 48.57% 51.43% 5,259,915 75.35%
2018 7,029,955 3,415,855 3,614,100 48.59% 51.41% 5,273,169 75.01%
2017 7,080,900 3,441,317 3,639,583 48.6% 51.4% 5,287,308 74.67%
2016 7,132,811 3,467,973 3,664,838 48.62% 51.38% 5,301,818 74.33%
2015 7,183,016 3,493,819 3,689,197 48.64% 51.36% 5,314,714 73.99%
2014 7,228,995 3,516,906 3,712,089 48.65% 51.35% 5,324,155 73.65%
2013 7,270,201 3,538,407 3,731,794 48.67% 51.33% 5,329,784 73.31%
2012 7,311,002 3,558,996 3,752,006 48.68% 51.32% 5,335,569 72.98%
2011 7,353,472 3,580,406 3,773,066 48.69% 51.31% 5,341,562 72.64%
2010 7,400,776 3,604,178 3,796,598 48.7% 51.3% 5,350,761 72.3%
2009 7,449,654 3,627,237 3,822,417 48.69% 51.31% 5,360,771 71.96%
2008 7,497,806 3,649,932 3,847,874 48.68% 51.32% 5,369,929 71.62%
2007 7,550,620 3,674,887 3,875,733 48.67% 51.33% 5,382,082 71.28%
2006 7,606,343 3,702,007 3,904,336 48.67% 51.33% 5,395,179 70.93%
2005 7,664,333 3,729,464 3,934,869 48.66% 51.34% 5,409,486 70.58%
2004 7,722,262 3,757,653 3,964,609 48.66% 51.34% 5,423,345 70.23%
2003 7,780,770 3,786,901 3,993,869 48.67% 51.33% 5,437,202 69.88%
2002 7,842,647 3,818,585 4,024,062 48.69% 51.31% 5,452,208 69.52%
2001 8,014,748 3,903,984 4,110,764 48.71% 51.29% 5,543,801 69.17%
2000 8,175,891 3,984,112 4,191,779 48.73% 51.27% 5,633,189 68.9%
1999 8,216,371 4,007,124 4,209,247 48.77% 51.23% 5,643,004 68.68%
1998 8,262,566 4,032,132 4,230,434 48.8% 51.2% 5,655,726 68.45%
1997 8,317,886 4,063,287 4,254,599 48.85% 51.15% 5,675,294 68.23%
1996 8,368,680 4,092,285 4,276,395 48.9% 51.1% 5,691,539 68.01%
1995 8,411,951 4,117,650 4,294,301 48.95% 51.05% 5,701,620 67.78%
1994 8,449,502 4,141,946 4,307,556 49.02% 50.98% 5,708,484 67.56%
1993 8,478,244 4,161,122 4,317,122 49.08% 50.92% 5,708,402 67.33%
1992 8,546,142 4,200,429 4,345,713 49.15% 50.85% 5,731,043 67.06%
1991 8,638,410 4,251,825 4,386,585 49.22% 50.78% 5,763,547 66.72%
1990 8,724,392 4,299,380 4,425,012 49.28% 50.72% 5,791,251 66.38%
1989 8,883,186 4,383,852 4,499,334 49.35% 50.65% 5,866,456 66.04%
1988 8,987,733 4,440,839 4,546,894 49.41% 50.59% 5,904,042 65.69%
1987 8,977,639 4,441,238 4,536,401 49.47% 50.53% 5,866,887 65.35%
1986 8,964,442 4,440,088 4,524,354 49.53% 50.47% 5,826,887 65%
1985 8,966,819 4,446,646 4,520,173 49.59% 50.41% 5,791,668 64.59%
1984 8,966,951 4,451,194 4,515,757 49.64% 50.36% 5,747,816 64.1%
1983 8,945,996 4,445,265 4,500,731 49.69% 50.31% 5,689,653 63.6%
1982 8,923,699 4,437,756 4,485,943 49.73% 50.27% 5,630,854 63.1%
1981 8,897,341 4,428,207 4,469,134 49.77% 50.23% 5,569,735 62.6%
1980 8,867,738 4,417,020 4,450,718 49.81% 50.19% 5,506,865 62.1%
1979 8,832,118 4,401,928 4,430,190 49.84% 50.16% 5,407,023 61.22%
1978 8,820,202 4,398,635 4,421,567 49.87% 50.13% 5,321,228 60.33%
1977 8,810,346 4,395,482 4,414,864 49.89% 50.11% 5,235,989 59.43%
1976 8,764,730 4,374,477 4,390,253 49.91% 50.09% 5,129,996 58.53%
1975 8,726,847 4,357,315 4,369,532 49.93% 50.07% 5,023,173 57.56%
1974 8,684,820 4,337,199 4,347,621 49.94% 50.06% 4,908,660 56.52%
1973 8,627,002 4,310,050 4,316,952 49.96% 50.04% 4,785,398 55.47%
1972 8,582,203 4,288,527 4,293,676 49.97% 50.03% 4,670,435 54.42%
1971 8,542,370 4,269,477 4,272,893 49.98% 50.02% 4,558,209 53.36%
1970 8,495,517 4,246,909 4,248,608 49.99% 50.01% 4,443,155 52.3%
1969 8,440,076 4,219,194 4,220,882 49.99% 50.01% 4,306,971 51.03%
1968 8,375,462 4,186,893 4,188,569 49.99% 50.01% 4,168,467 49.77%
1967 8,316,043 4,157,190 4,158,853 49.99% 50.01% 4,033,281 48.5%
1966 8,263,838 4,131,093 4,132,745 49.99% 50.01% 3,903,011 47.23%
1965 8,209,911 4,103,314 4,106,597 49.98% 50.02% 3,756,855 45.76%
1964 8,150,041 4,072,575 4,077,466 49.97% 50.03% 3,585,203 43.99%
1963 8,083,800 4,038,666 4,045,134 49.96% 50.04% 3,413,789 42.23%
1962 8,018,555 4,005,268 4,013,287 49.95% 50.05% 3,246,713 40.49%
1961 7,948,678 3,969,570 3,979,108 49.94% 50.06% 3,082,497 38.78%
1960 7,872,881 3,930,929 3,941,952 49.93% 50.07% 2,920,839 37.1%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Bulgaria ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Bulgaria. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Bulgaria

# City Population 2022
1 Sofia 1,220,707
2 Plovdiv 343,428
3 Varna 338,185
4 Burgas 202,374
5 Ruse 151,782
6 Stara Zagora 140,581
7 Pleven 107,874
8 Sliven 92,536
9 Dobrich 91,831
10 Shumen 81,817
11 Pernik 81,073
12 Haskovo 77,497
13 Yambol 74,851
14 Veliko Tarnovo 73,830
15 Pazardzhik 73,044
16 Blagoevgrad 71,951
17 Vratsa 61,469
18 Gabrovo 59,525
19 Asenovgrad 51,283
20 Vidin 48,528
21 Kazanlak 47,978
22 Kyustendil 45,066
23 Kardzhali 44,314
24 Montana 44,258
25 Dimitrovgrad 39,122
26 Targovishte 37,912
27 Lovech 36,944
28 Dupnitsa 36,110
29 Silistra 36,052
30 Svishtov 35,135
31 Razgrad 34,324
32 Gorna Oryahovitsa 32,451
33 Smolyan 31,123
34 Petrich 30,161
35 Sandanski 27,331
36 Samokov 26,457
37 Lom 24,239
38 Sevlievo 24,216
39 Karlovo 23,997
40 Velingrad 23,758
41 Nova Zagora 23,659
42 Troyan 21,947
43 Aytos 21,246
44 Botevgrad 20,724
45 Gotse Delchev 20,021
46 Peshtera 19,521
47 Harmanli 18,518
48 Karnobat 18,427
49 Svilengrad 18,255
50 Panagyurishte 17,864
51 Chirpan 16,298
52 Popovo 15,460
53 Rakovski 15,252
54 Novi Iskar 14,059
55 Radomir 14,030
56 Berkovitsa 13,923
57 Kozloduy 13,910
58 Parvomay 13,846
59 Cherven Bryag 13,776
60 Pomorie 13,624
61 Ihtiman 13,422
62 Radnevo 13,387
63 Provadiya 12,886
64 Novi Pazar 12,777
65 Razlog 12,625
66 Byala Slatina 12,459
67 Balchik 12,256
68 Nesebar 12,234
69 Kostinbrod 12,098
70 Stamboliyski 11,673
71 Kavarna 11,447
72 Knezha 11,187
73 Pavlikeni 10,983
74 Mezdra 10,915
75 Etropole 10,840
76 Levski 10,692
77 Teteven 10,580
78 Elhovo 10,518
79 Bankya 10,246
80 Lukovit 9,685
81 Tryavna 9,658
82 Tutrakan 9,510
83 Sredets 9,272
84 Sopot 9,227
85 Byala 9,010
86 Veliki Preslav 9,008
87 Isperih 8,970
88 Belene 8,855
89 Omurtag 8,704
90 Bansko 8,702
91 Galabovo 8,548
92 Krichim 8,546
93 Devnya 8,500
94 Septemvri 8,436
95 Rakitovo 8,356
96 Lyaskovets 8,293
97 Aksakovo 8,109
98 Svoge 8,102
99 Kubrat 8,000
100 Dryanovo 7,969

Other Countries from Europe Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Russia 145,812,178 8.4/km2
Germany 84,271,788 232/km2
France 65,620,210 116/km2
Italy 60,815,137 200/km2
Spain 47,411,405 94/km2
Poland 37,794,711 122/km2
Romania 19,030,214 80.6/km2
Netherlands 17,195,292 423/km2
Belgium 11,610,770 376/km2
Czech Republic 10,757,593 133/km2
Sweden 10,401,616 25/km2
Greece 10,341,518 82/km2
Portugal 10,145,110 112.4/km2
Hungary 9,681,327 105/km2
Belarus 9,303,343 46/km2
Austria 9,031,530 107/km2
Switzerland 8,791,316 208/km2
Serbia 6,887,819 101/km2
Bulgaria 6,849,421 63/km2
Denmark 5,841,995 137.7/km2