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Quick Facts - Bulgaria


Capital: Sofia
Political system: Parliamentary democracy
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 7 May 1992
Population: 7 327 224 (2012)     
Population density: 69.1 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Bulgarian
Non-nationals of total population: 0.5 % (2011)

Funding (2009)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 1.72 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 155 909 900 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 29.30 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 39.80 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 1.52 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 11.63 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 12.48 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 56 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 40 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 325 USD (32 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 0.5 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 49.0 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 2/9/1991  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Not signed
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Signed 8/11/2001.  Not yet ratified.
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 18/12/2006

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334