359 Country Code – Bulgaria Phone Code

359 is the country calling code for Bulgaria.

Bulgaria is a country on the continent of Europe. The capital city of Bulgaria is Sofia.

How to Call Bulgaria from the UK

To call a telephone number in Bulgaria from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Bulgaria - 359.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

The following are the area telephone codes for a selection of Bulgaria’s largest cities:

  • Burgas – 056
  • Dobrich – 058
  • Pleven – 064
  • Plovdiv – 032
  • Ruse – 082
  • Sliven – 044
  • Sofia – 02
  • Stara Zagora – 042
  • Varna – 052

When dialling a domestic call to a landline in Bulgaria, including calls within the same area, all digits are dialled.

When calling from abroad, omit the area code’s 0 prefix.

For example, to call a number in Sofia XXXXXXX from abroad:

  • Dial the international dialling prefix (00/+), the Bulgarian country code (359), the area code omitting the 0, and finally the subscriber number, e.g., 00-359-2-XXXXXXX or +359-2-XXXXXXX.
Bulgaria Country Code +359 00359
Bulgaria Country Code +359 00359

Time Difference

When making a telephone call to Bulgaria from the UK, please note there is a time difference between Bulgaria and the UK.

The time now in Bulgaria is . The date is .

The time now in the UK is . The date is .

The time difference between Bulgaria and UK (United Kingdom) is 2 hours.

Exchange Rate

The Bulgarian lev (BGN) is the currency used in Bulgaria.

The current exchange rates between the Bulgarian lev and the British pound (BGN to GBP, GBP to BGN) are:

  • 1 Bulgarian lev (BGN) = 0.432 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 2.314 BGN

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Bulgaria – Facts and Figures

According to data from the World Bank, the population of Bulgaria in recent years is:

  • 2018 - 7,025,037
  • 2017 - 7,075,947
  • 2016 - 7,127,822
  • 2015 - 7,177,991
  • 2014 - 7,223,938
  • 2013 - 7,265,115

Map of Bulgaria

The map below shows the location of Bulgaria.

Map showing location of Bulgaria
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