Bulgaria Population 2016
Bulgaria is located in Southeastern Europe and is the 14th largest country in Europe, although it is fairly sparsely populated with just 66 people per square kilometer (171/sq mi), ranking 101st in the world. It's estimated that Bulgaria has a population of 7.11 million in 2015, down from 7.16 million last year.
Bulgaria has an estimated 2015 population of 7.11 million, down from the official population of 7.36 million at the 2011 census. The country has a population density of just 66 people per square kilometer (171/square mile). The capital and largest city is Sofia. This ancient city has a history going back 2,500 years. It's the 14th largest city in the European Union and has an estimated population of 1.3 million people. 73% of Bulgaria's population lives in urban regions, with 1/6 of the population in the Sofia area.
85% of the population is Bulgarian, with other major ethnic groups being Turkish (8.8%), Roma (4.9%) and about 40 small minority groups totaling 0.7%. All ethnic groups in Bulgaria speak Bulgarian, which is the only official language and native for most of the population.