Located in southeast Europe, Bulgaria is currently Europe's 14th largest country with a total area of 110,910 square kms and a population of 7,037,935 people, was recently added to Europe in 2007. It's capital is Sofia. Bulgaria, is a Parliamentary democrat country which is a political system where the legislature (parliament) selects the government - prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament.

Bulgaria's Statistics:

Population: 7,037,935 people
- Bulgaria is quite a small country and this is what it can hold.
Birth rate: 9.2 births/1,000 population
- Is a low birth rate, even if Bulgaria doesn't have the best healthcare.
Death rate: 14.32 deaths/1,000 population
- In Bulgaria they have a adequate amount of doctors but lack of medical personnel and this may influence in the treatment some patients may have.
Net migration rate: -2.84 migrants/1,000 population
- This means that more people emigrate that people that migrate in Bulgaria.
Infant mortality rate: 16.13 deaths/1,000 live births
- Is a low infant mortality rate.
Population growth rate: -0.77%
- This means that more people dies than people that is born.
Life expectancy: total population: 73.84 years - male: 70.24 years female: 77.65 years
- Females tend to live longer than man does.
Doubling time: We can't calculate the doubling time because Bulgaria has a negative population growth rate(0.77%)

Bulgaria's demographic transition model and issues:

Bulgaria is currently in neither of the MEDC or LEDC countries but in the middle. Knowing that Bulgaria was recently inducted into Europe, the country is still developing.

One of Bulgaria's main issue is the illegal drugs; it is very vulnerable to money laundry related to drug businesses and corruption. This major worldwide problem, may be another contributing reason of the death rate having in mind that dangerous and mortal drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, heroine, LSD are introduced into the country.

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