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Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republic of Bulgaria

Bulgaria (Bulgarian: България, tr. Bǎlgariya), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Република България, tr. Republika Bǎlgariya), is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. The capital and largest city is Sofia; other major cities are Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometers, Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 42.75° N — Longitude: 25.5° E

Area: 110,994 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: BG

Measures of Freedom

Bulgaria | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2022
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 80, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 2
The coalition government led by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his center-right party, Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), continued to function relatively effectively in 2015 despite the fallout from a 2014 banking crisis, very modest economic growth, a rising budget deficit, and a migrant crisis along the southern border. GERB easily won local elections held in October.
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 8.08, Rank: 45, Personal Freedom: 8.3, Economic Freedom: 7.76
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.39, Rank: 45

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bulgaria" as of 24 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.