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Republic of Bulgaria


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Area: 110,912 sq km

Balkan state adjoining Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Romania.

Population: 7,497,282    Annual Growth: -0.63%

Capital: Sofia

Urbanites: 71.7%

HDI Rank: 61 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 34 (24% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Bulgarian    Languages: 16 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

Cross-cultural missions are increasing. Bulgarians serve in Turkey, India, Zimbabwe and throughout Europe. Increasing numbers go with short-term teams to neighbouring countries. Pray for greater vision for the world in Bulgarian churches. Pray for greater awareness and cultural sensitivity among Christians toward ethnic minorities in Bulgaria.

Islam’s legacy here dates to the Ottoman era, but most Bulgarian Muslims practice folk magic and are largely unaware of many Islamic teachings. Muslim missionaries (who outnumber Christian ones), teachers and funds pour into the country to teach Bulgarian Muslims a purer Islam and to push for greater Islamic influence. Pray that Bulgaria’s 900,000 Muslims would discover Jesus as the true light and Lamb of God.

     For an additional 9 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Bulgaria.