Population of Cities in Bulgaria (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
6
100,000 to 1 Million
70
10,000 to 100,000
  • Sofia
  • Plovdiv
  • Varna
  • Burgas
  • Ruse
  • Stara Zagora
  • Pleven
  • Sliven
  • Dobrich
  • Shumen
  • Pernik
  • Yambol
  • Haskovo
  • Pazardzhik
  • Blagoevgrad
  • Veliko Turnovo
  • Gabrovo
  • Vratsa
  • Kazanlak
  • Vidin
  • Asenovgrad
  • Kardzhali
  • Kyustendil
  • Montana
  • Dimitrovgrad
  • Lovech
  • Silistra
  • Gorna Oryahovitsa
  • Razgrad
  • Targovishte
  • Dupnitsa
  • Svishtov
  • Smolyan
  • Petrich
  • Samokov
  • Lom
  • Sandanski
  • Sevlievo
  • Nova Zagora
  • Velingrad
  • Cherven Bryag
  • Troyan
  • Aytos
  • Botevgrad
  • Gotse Delchev
  • Karlovo
  • Karnobat
  • Panagyurishte
  • Svilengrad
  • Harmanli

The Balkan nation of Bulgaria faces the Black Sea to the east, and the famous River Danube runs along its northern border. It is also a mountainous country – its capital city of Sofia, which dates back to the fifth century, sits at the foot of Vitosha mountain, a popular destination for skiing and hiking. With a population of 1.3 million in the city (which increases to 1.7 million for the surrounding area), Sofia is also Bulgaria's largest city as well as its center of culture, education and commerce.

The city of Ploviv, the capital of Plovdiv Province, is the second-largest city in Bulgaria, with around 675,000 residents in its greater metropolitan area. Ploviv is also regarded as an important economic, educational and cultural part of the country and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Another key Bulgarian city is Varna, located on the Black Sea coat. With a population of approximately 420,000 in its urban area, Varna is a strategically important city as it serves as the headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and is considered to be the country's maritime capital. Its location also makes Varna a popular destination for tourists, and the service industry accounts for a significant proportion of the city's economy.

Bulgaria has 1 cities with more than a million people, 6 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 70 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Bulgaria is Sofia, with a population of 1,152,556 people.

Sofia

Sofia's landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupation.

1,152,556

Plovdiv

Plovdiv is said to be one of the oldest cities in Europe, with evidence of habitation dating back to the sixth millennium BCE.

340,494

Varna

Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria and the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.

312,770

Burgas

Burgas is the capital of Burgas Province and an important industrial, transport, cultural and tourist center.

195,966

Ruse

Ruse is known for its Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, and is often called Little Vienna.

156,238

Stara Zagora

The name Stara Zagora comes from the Slavic root star ('old') and the name of the medieval region of Zagore ('beyond the Balkan mountains' in Slavic).

143,431

Pleven

The earliest traces of human settlement in the Pleven area date from the fifth millennium BC.

118,675

Sliven

A major symbol of the city, and featured on its coat of arms, is the Stariyat Briast tree, a huge Elm in the center of the city that is over a thousand years old.

96,368

Dobrich

Dobrich's history dates back to the Romans � its Latin name was Abrittum.

94,831

Shumen

The name Shumen is most likely from the Bulgarian word 'shuma', meaning 'deciduous forest'.

87,283

Name 2018 Population Location
Sofia1,152,556Map
Plovdiv340,494Map
Varna312,770Map
Burgas195,966Map
Ruse156,238Map
Stara Zagora143,431Map
Pleven118,675Map
Sliven96,368Map
Dobrich94,831Map
Shumen87,283Map
Pernik82,467Map
Yambol80,116Map
Haskovo79,699Map
Pazardzhik75,977Map
Blagoevgrad71,306Map
Veliko Turnovo66,217Map
Gabrovo66,175Map
Vratsa64,941Map
Kazanlak55,196Map
Vidin54,409Map
Asenovgrad52,170Map
Kardzhali51,000Map
Kyustendil48,286Map
Montana47,445Map
Dimitrovgrad43,288Map
Lovech42,211Map
Silistra39,715Map
Gorna Oryahovitsa38,553Map
Razgrad38,285Map
Targovishte37,774Map
Dupnitsa34,764Map
Svishtov32,256Map
Smolyan32,069Map
Petrich30,308Map
Samokov26,765Map
Lom26,594Map
Sandanski26,459Map
Sevlievo24,582Map
Nova Zagora24,340Map
Velingrad24,036Map
Cherven Bryag21,688Map
Troyan21,162Map
Aytos20,986Map
Botevgrad20,909Map
Gotse Delchev20,471Map
Karlovo19,958Map
Karnobat19,709Map
Panagyurishte19,389Map
Svilengrad19,279Map
Harmanli18,931Map
Peshtera18,676Map
Chirpan17,243Map
Parvomay17,000Map
Popovo16,571Map
Rakovski15,782Map
Berkovitsa15,027Map
Radomir14,755Map
Kozloduy14,717Map
Radnevo14,667Map
Ihtiman14,154Map
Tryavna13,818Map
Provadia13,755Map
Pomorie13,714Map
Byala Slatina13,307Map
Novi Pazar13,276Map
Balchik13,000Map
Razlog12,486Map
Pavlikeni12,214Map
Kostinbrod12,175Map
Stamboliyski12,070Map
Mezdra11,975Map
Levski11,467Map
Kavarna11,205Map
Elhovo11,107Map
Etropole11,031Map
Teteven10,790Map
Tutrakan10,022Map
Lukovit9,792Map
Belene9,781Map
Zlatni Pyasatsi9,760Map
Isperih9,735Map
Sredets9,573Map
Veliki Preslav9,425Map
Bansko9,232Map
Omurtag9,070Map
Kubrat8,980Map
Svoge8,964Map
Septemvri8,745Map
Krichim8,580Map
Lyaskovets8,488Map
Gulubovo8,400Map
Rakitovo8,376Map
Dryanovo8,346Map
Devnya8,171Map
Pirdop8,136Map
Lyubimets8,065Map
Beloslav7,989Map
Hisarya7,903Map
General Toshevo7,758Map
Slivnitsa7,545Map
Varshets7,512Map
Devin7,393Map
Simeonovgrad7,388Map
Elin Pelin7,373Map
Zlatograd7,331Map
Dolni Chiflik7,169Map
Aksakovo7,132Map
Knezha6,889Map
Tervel6,808Map
Dulovo6,788Map
Simitli6,729Map
Tvarditsa6,519Map
Topolovgrad6,464Map
Saedinenie6,427Map
Kotel6,421Map
Nesebar6,302Map
Bobov Dol6,184Map
Tsarevo6,085Map
Elena6,042Map
Yakoruda6,008Map
Straldzha5,817Map
Zlatitsa5,786Map
Strazhitsa5,728Map
Oryahovo5,706Map
Belogradchik5,688Map
Polski Trambesh5,663Map
Madan5,661Map
Chepelare5,478Map
Perushtitsa5,350Map
Dalgopol5,272Map
Krumovgrad5,271Map
Dolni Dabnik5,259Map
Valchedram5,207Map
Vetovo5,175Map
Godech5,154Map
Nedelino5,017Map