Bulgaria in 2016: A Year in Numbers

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This is an incomplete list of numbers, related to Bulgaria, in 2016.

43 Bulgarians died in road accidents, in December of 2016.

700 Bulgarians lost their lives in road accidents in all of 2016, on average about two per day.

1 Hanukkah candle was lit by President Rosen Plevneliev, when he visited the Sofia Synagogue on the third day of the celebration.

48.2 million Euro is the emergency funding amount recently awarded to Bulgaria, by the European Commission.

24 is the number of days to go until Bulgaria’s next President, Rumen Radev, will be in office.

400,000 Bulgarians left their home towns by car during this year’s Christmas vacations.

77 percent of all Bulgarians oppose migration of non-E.U. nationals.

2000 refugees have left Bulgarian refugee camps since the beginning of November.

78 kilometers per hour was the speed of the freight train, which derailed in Hitrino this month, killing seven inhabitans.

942 million Euro were invested in Bulgaria by foreign companies or investors during the first ten months of 2016.

12 is the number of 4×4 vehicles donated to the Bulgarian Border Police by the German Interior Ministry this month.

170 million Leva is the amount the border fence between Bulgaria and Turkey has cost so far.

2 is the number of Bulgarians the government nominated as candidates for U.N. Secretary General this year.

2 is the number of Bulgarian candidates for U.N. Secretary General who lost the election.

700 Leva is the amount motorists will have to pay from now on, if they get caught driving more than 50 km/h faster than allowed, in towns or villages.

0 is the number of statements the public got since the Bulgarian government promised to investigate reports of police attacking migrants, who were not part of the violent riots, at the Harmanli camp on November 24th.

4 millimeters is the minimum tread depth on tires (American spelling) in Bulgaria until March 1st, 2017.

601.6 million Euro is the amount Bulgaria paid to the Russian company Atomstroyexport this month.

150 Euro is the approximate amount a Bulgarian pensioner receives per month.

2 is the number of days it is supposed to snow on, in Sofia, before the year 2016 ends, according to forecasters. Those days are today and Saturday.

38 is the number of routes Wizz Air offers to and from Bulgarian airports.

680 kilometers were covered by Vilian Stefanov last month, when he walked through all of Bulgaria, on train tracks.

509 is the number of seats Lufthansa’s Airbus A380s have, including the one which landed in Sofia in October of 2016.

30 percent of all 15-year-old girls in Bulgaria smoke.

86 percent of all Bulgarian Roma live below the poverty threshold.

6 million foreign tourists visited Bulgaria from January to August of 2016.

7.2 million is the number of inhabitants Bulgaria has.

84.8 percent of all Bulgarians are not part of any minority in the country.

By Imanuel Marcus

 

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