Sofia Statistics - Sofia in numbers

Location: province, western part of central Bulgaria.

altitude: 550 meters above the sea level

city’s area of 1 310 sq. km (0.1% of Bulgaria’s territory)

population: 1, 193,000 citizens

ethnic mix: Bulgarian 83.9%, Turk 9.4%, Roma 4.7%, other 2% (including Macedonian, Armenian, Tatar, Circassian)

religion: Eastern Orthodoxy(24%), Islam(12%),Judaism(1%), Roman Catholicism(1%), Protestantism(1%)

country dialing code: 359

city dialing code: 2

time zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October)

electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz; round two-pin plugs are standard

average January temp: -2 °C (°F)

average July temp: 21°C (°F)

annual rainfall: 630 mm ( inches)


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