359 Country Code – Bulgaria – 00359

359 is the country code for Bulgaria.

Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria.

How to Call Bulgaria from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

To call a telephone number in Bulgaria from Dubai (United Arab Emirates):

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Bulgaria - 359.
  • Dial the subscriber number, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Landlines – City/Area Telephone Codes in Bulgaria

Area telephone codes for a selection of the biggest cities in Bulgaria are listed below:

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

All digits are dialled when making a domestic call to a landline in Bulgaria, even when calling from within the same area.

Do not dial the 0 prefix of the area code when calling from overseas.

For example, to call a number in Sofia XXXXXXX:

  • From a landline in Sofia dial 02-XXXXXXX.
  • From a landline in Bulgaria outside Sofia, dial 02-XXXXXXX.
  • From a mobile phone in Bulgaria, dial 02-XXXXXXX.
  • From overseas, dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for Bulgaria (359), the area code without the 0, then the subscriber number e.g. 00-359-2-XXXXXXX or +359-2-XXXXXXX.

Mobile Telephone Numbers in Bulgaria

Mobile phone numbers in Bulgaria begin with digits such as 043, 08, 098, and 099.

To call a mobile phone number in Bulgaria from overseas, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the Bulgaria country code (359), and then the subscriber number without the leading 0 e.g. 00-359-XXXXXXXXX or +359-XXXXXXXXX.

00359 +359 Bulgaria Country Code
00359 +359 Bulgaria Country Code

Time Difference

When making a telephone call to Bulgaria from the United Arab Emirates, please be aware of the time difference between the UAE and Bulgaria.

The time now in Bulgaria is . The date is .

The time right now in the United Arab Emirates is . The date is .

The time difference between Bulgaria and UAE is 2 hours.

Exchange Rate

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

Current exchange rates between the Bulgarian lev and the UAE dirham (BGN to AED, AED to BGN) are:

  • 1 Bulgarian lev (BGN) = 2.129 AED
  • 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 0.47 BGN

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Useful Information

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
  • 2012 - 7,305,888
  • 2011 - 7,348,328
  • 2010 - 7,395,599
  • 2009 - 7,444,443
  • 2008 - 7,492,561
  • 2007 - 7,545,338
  • 2006 - 7,601,022
  • 2005 - 7,658,972
  • 2004 - 7,716,860
  • 2003 - 7,775,327
  • 2002 - 7,837,161
  • 2001 - 8,009,142
  • 2000 - 8,170,172
  • 1999 - 8,210,624
  • 1998 - 8,256,786

Bulgaria Map

Bulgaria can be seen on the map below.

Map showing location of Bulgaria
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