Population of Cities in Bulgaria (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
6
100,000 to 1 Million
70
10,000 to 100,000

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