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About Bulgaria

Bulgaria is the largest country in the Balkan region having a diverse terrain having the Black Sea on the east and Romania in the north. The country has an open, upper-middle-income range market economy where the private sector accounts for more than 70% of GDP.

Bulgaria has held the seat in the United Nations Security Council thrice. The market economy primarily relies on the services industry (especially machine building and mining) and agriculture

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionEastern Europe
Capital CitySofia
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary republic
Official LanguagesBulgarian
CurrencyBulgarian lev, BGN
Phone Code +359
Important CitiesPlovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Rousse, Stara Zagora, Pleven, Sliven, Dobrich, Shumen, Pernik, Yambol
National DayLiberation Day (3rd Mar)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking61 (Easy)
Primary Industriesenergy, mining, metallurgy, machine building, agriculture, tourism, clothing, iron and steel, machinery and refined fuels
Major ExportsRefined Petroleum, Refined Copper, Raw Copper, Wheat, Packaged Medicaments, Electrical machinery, equipment, Mineral fuels including oil, Machinery including computers, Cereals, Pharmaceuticals, Plastics, plastic articles, Ores, slag, ash, Clothing, accessories.
Major Exports to IndiaTextiles and Clothing, Vegetables, Plastic or Rubber, Food Products, Metals, Raw Materials, Machinery and Electricals, Chemicals
Major Importsmineral products, machinery and equipment, vehicles and equipment, rubber and plastics, textiles, chemical products, Live trees & Plants, inorganic chemicals, fish, Beverages,
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Metals, Textiles and Clothing, Plastic or Rubber, Machinery and Electricals, Stone and Glass, Raw Materials, Food Products, Vegetables
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaTrade and Payments Agreement, Bilateral Commercial and Economic Relations
Bordering NationsRomania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece Turkey
Member ofThree Seas Initiative(3SI), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation(BSEC), European Economic Area(EEA), European Union(EU), International Investment Bank(IIB), North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation(OBSEC), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Regional Cooperation Council(RCC), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for BulgariaEmbassy of India
H.E. Sanjay Rana
Honourable Ambassador
4 Alfred Noble Street, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
+359 2 963 56 75 / 76 / 77

Embassy Details of Bulgaria in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
H.E. Mr. Nikolay Hristov
EP 16/17, Chandragupta MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2611 5549, 2611 5551, 26115550 (O)

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in Hyderabad
H.E. Dr. Yadugiri Kiran Kumar
Honorary Consul
50-B, Journalist Colony Near Apollo Cross Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills Hyderabad-500 096
+91-40-6613 5000/6000 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Repubic of Bulgaria in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Vishambhar Saran
Honorary Consul
VISA House 8/10, Alipore Road Kolkata, 700 027
+91-33-3011 9000/1 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Repubic of Bulgaria in Mumbai
H.E. Vinay Rohidas Patil
Honorary Consul
Samruddha Resources Limited, 6th Floor , A Block, Shivsagar Estate, Dr. Annie Besant, Worli, Mumbai - 400018
022-66619000 (O)