Sofia · Population

Question: What is the population of Sofia? Answer: Sofia (София), Bulgaria (Administrative unit: Sofia-Capital) - last known population is ≈ 1 228 300 (year 2014). This was 17.056% of total Bulgaria population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2011-2014 (+0.7%/year), Sofia population in 2017 would be: 1 254 345*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1956-1965] +2.44 %/year
[1965-1975] +1.9 %/year
[1975-1985] +1.43 %/year
[1985-1992] +0 %/year
[1992-2001] -0.23 %/year
[2001-2011] +0.97 %/year
[2011-2014] +0.7 %/year

Location

GPS coordinates: 42.698, 23.324

Local time in Sofia: 15:22 Thursday GMT+2.

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Sofia on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1956e, 1965e, 1975e, 1985c, 1992c, 2001c, 2011c, 2014e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
National Statistical Institute Bulgaria
Population 2000-2014 Time series - xls
National Statistical Institute - Towns population 1956-1992
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).