Inhabitants - 7,093,635 (July 2011)
Language - Bulgarian (official) 84.5%, Turkish 9.6%, Roma 4.1%, other and unspecified 1.8%
Currency - Bulgarian Lev (BGL), fixed to the EUR at 0.511
Religion - Christianity
Politics - Politics in Bulgaria take place in a framework under a parliamentary, representative and democratic republic, within whitch the Prime minister is the head of government, and whitch also has a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the National Assembly. The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.
Major industries - electricity, gas, water; food, beverages, tobacco; machinery and equipment, base metals, chemical products, coke, refined petroleum, nuclear fuel