Bulgaria – A Place


  • Politics
    • Name: Bulgaria
    • Capital: Sofia
    • 2 Letter Code: BG
    • 3 Letter Code: BGR
  • Land
    • Contenent: Europe
    • Region: Eastern Europe
    • Total Land: 110,879 (42,811)
    • Land: 108,489 (41,888)
    • Water: 2,390 (920)
  • People
    • Population: 7,385,367
    • Birth Rate: 9.65 per 1,000
    • Death Rate: 14.27 per 1,000
    • Infant Mortality: 20.55 per 1,000
    • Literacy: 98.00%
  • Economy
    • Agriculture: 9.3%%
    • Industry: 30.4%%
    • Service: 60.3%%


Bulgaria is officially the Republic of Bulgaria. It is a country in southeastern Europe. Bulgaria is located on the Balkan Peninsula.


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Modern Times

The population of the country of Bulgaria is estimated to be at 7 million people. The country has a wide variety of ethnic groups including Bulgarians (76.9%), Turkish (8%), Romani people (4.4%), unknown (10%), and the remaining 7% as other.

The dominant religion is Eastern Orthodox (59.4%). Muslims constitute 7.8% of the religion.

Bulgarian is the official language of Bulgaria. It is the first language of approximately 76.8% of the population. Turkish (8.2%) is among the spoken languages, as well as Romani (3.8%), unspecified languages (10.5%), and the remaining as other (0.7%).


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Genographic ProjectGeno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg ID Hg Build 16 Birth Country Mother's Birth Country Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country
Hap10086899 U5a1a1 Bulgaria Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10091013 U5b1a Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria
Hap10092252 U5b1i Turkey Turkey Bulgaria
Hap10094831 U8a1a1 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria
Hap10095153 V Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria
Hap10097081 V1a1b Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria
Hap10098076 W Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria
Hap10098796 W3a1 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria
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Sources and Resources


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Journal Articles

  • Varzari, Alexander; Kharkov, Vladimir; Stephan, Wolfgang; Dergachev, Valentin; Puzyrev, Valery; Weiss, Elisabeth H. & Stepanov, Vadim (2009). Searching for the origin of Gagauzes: Inferences from Y-chromosome analysis. American Journal of Human Biology, 21(3), 326-336.
  • Chaix, R.; Austerlitz, F.; Morar, B.; Kalaydjieva, L. & Heyer, E. (2004). Vlax Roma history: what do coalescent-based methods tell us?. European Journal of Human Genetics, 12(4), 285-292.

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