National Statistical Institute
Six district centers have increased the number of their residents last year. In 2017 Targovishte joined Varna, Veliko Tarnovo, Kardzhali, Plovdiv and Sofia of cities that increased their population. This shows a BTA survey of population data by cities and gender as of 31 December 2018 of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).
Under 7 million people is now the population of Bulgaria. This was made clear by the words of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) management, who today presented the demographic picture in the country up to December 31, 2018. According to the data at that date, the Bulgarians were 7 000 039 people, but the lasting trends show that to date we are certainly below that figure.