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Bulgaria
Women in traditional dress in Pirin, Bulgaria - by Donald Judge
Total area: 110,994 km2
Population: 7,101,859 (2016 est)
Literacy: 98%
Official languages: Bulgarian
GDP (PPP) per capita: $20,327 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 74 years
Religions: 83% Bulgarian Orthodox, 11% Muslim, 4% Atheist or Agnostic, 1% Catholic, 1% Protestant
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Bulgaria

A brief overview
July 2015
Bulgaria is a country struggling to re-establish itself after the fall of communism in 1989. 50% of its people now live below the poverty line. Ethnic tensions still smoulder in a land which was one of the final outposts of the Ottoman Empire and still occupies a strategic position as the gateway to Turkic Asia. A major breakthrough for the gospel occurred in the 1990s when approximately 10,000 Muslim Millet came to Christ, mainly as a result of powerful acts of the Holy Spirit shown in healings, deliverances and dreams. There are also many Rom fellowships that need discipling and training. The ethnic Turks, however, remain unreached with less than 100 known believers. (WEC International)
Market reforms
March 2012
In the past decade Bulgaria has pressed ahead with market reforms designed to meet EU economic targets. It has achieved some growth, seen unemployment fall a little from highs of nearly 20 percent and brought inflation under control. Nevertheless, incomes and living standards remain very low. Pray for the government of Bulgaria as it seeks to respond to calls from the EU to take urgent action to tackle crime and corruption. (BMS World Mission)

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Bulgarian flag
Total area: 110,994 km2
Population: 7,101,859 (2016 est)
Literacy: 98%
Official languages: Bulgarian
GDP (PPP) per capita: $20,327 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 74 years
Religions: 83% Bulgarian Orthodox, 11% Muslim, 4% Atheist or Agnostic, 1% Catholic, 1% Protestant