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Demographic collapse continues to depopulate Bulgaria

Northwestern Bulgaria, the southeastern area of ​​Strandzha-Sakar, the western region of Kraishte and the Central Stara Planina are turning into "demographic deserts," Assoc. Prof. Nadezhda Ilieva of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has told the..

15.06.21 14:04 |

Urban and rural population in Bulgaria will decline: Eurostat

Bulgaria is among the 9 countries of the EU where the population in rural and in urban areas is expected to decline by 2050, Eurostat data show. The urban population of Bulgaria is expected to shrink by 1.4% by 2050, the shrinkage being most..

20.05.21 14:09 |
Sofia's Vitosha boulevard

Sofia registers decline in population for the first time in 30 years

At the end of 2020, the population of Bulgaria was estimated at 6.9 million people. This is a decrease of 2.1 million people, or 23% compared to 1990.  During this period, Sofia was the only city that increased its population from 1.12 million..

14.04.21 13:19 |

Median age of Bulgarian population rises to over 44 years

Rising mortality and deepening population aging process are the leading trends in the demographic picture in Bulgaria , according to data of the National Statistical Institute. As of December 31, 2020, the population of Bulgaria was 6,916,548 people,..

12.04.21 16:50 |

Population of Sofia up by 80,000 in 10 years

In the space of ten years – from 2009 to 2019 – the population of Sofia has increased by almost 80,000 , economist Adrian Nikolov from the Institute for Market Economics said during an online presentation of an analysis of the economic and social..

09.02.21 13:02 |

Decline in births marked during Covid-19 crisis

The number of births in Bulgaria did not rise during the coronavirus pandemic. This is what an analysis of the Hospital Index shows. In 2020, the number of births in this country was 53,968, or 794 less in comparison to 2019. That is..

09.02.21 12:22 |

New year also brings new census

In the new 2021, the 18th census of the population and housing stock in Bulgaria will take place. However, the Covid-19 crisis thwarted this activity, planned to be conducted between January 22 and February 15. Last month, parliament..

04.01.21 15:20 |

Bulgaria loses over 50,000 people annually because of emigration and mortality

The National Statistical Institute - NSI expects the results of the upcoming census to show that Bulgarians decline by about 50,000-60,000 per year. The new census starts on January 22, 2021. What current statistics show is that Bulgaria..

21.09.20 16:10 |
Kosovo village

Less than 30% of the Bulgarians live in the villages

At the end of 2019, there were 171 villages in Bulgaria with no residents. 446 villages have a population of less than 9 residents, the national statistics shows. Highest number of depopulated villages was reported in the mountain region of..

26.05.20 16:08 |

Life expectancy at birth in Bulgaria is 74.9 years: NSI

The average life expectancy at birth in Bulgaria calculated for the period 2017-2019 is 74.9 years, or 0.1 years higher as compared to the previous period (2016-2018), the National Statistical Institute announced. Life expectancy at birth indicates..

13.05.20 12:07 |
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