Bulgarian population could drop below 5 million

Bulgaria’s statistics agency has released a demographic forecast predicting the country population will be between 4.9 million and 5.5 million in 2070, Novinite reports. Bulgaria’s current population is approximately 7.3 million. Bulgaria has the highest mortality rate in the EU and a below average fertility rate, and emigration is common among young people. The number of pensioners in Bulgaria is predicted to surpass the number of workers.


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