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Key Facts About Bulgaria

Bulgaria is located in south-eastern Europe and has been part of the EU since 2007, Bulgaria uses the Lev and the leading languages is Bulgarian. Bulgaria's population is roughly 7.2 million.

Bulgaria is not part of the Schengen zone.

You can find Bulgaria's telephone dialling code here.

Bulgaria's most important trade and industry sectors are wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services. Bulgaria is bordered by Romania to the north, Turkey to the south-east, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, and Greece to the south.

Embassy Information of Bulgaria and Ireland

The Irish Embassy in Bulgaria is located in the capital, Sofia.

The Bulgarian Embassy in Ireland is in Dublin.

World Bank - Doing Business Reports

A PDF created by World Bank for doing business with Bulgaria in 2019. The report includes Economy Profile, Starting a Business, Construction Permits, Getting Credit, Protecting Minor Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders, Labour Market Regulations and more.


View Seaports of Bulgaria on with information on anchorage depth and types of harbours.


Bulgarian cities with airports and further aviation information.

Tax & VAT Information

Find out about taxes in Bulgaria and how to verify VAT numbers.

Enterprise Ireland in Bulgaria

Enterprise Ireland offer Export Assistance. They have an office that service Bulgaria, located in Hungary.


Bulgaria has multiple SME Associations, some of which are linked to SMEunited (the association of crafts and SMEs in Europe). Find out more about their SME members.

Location of Bulgaria