|ح. 9 مليون|
|المناطق مع الدلالات الإحصائية|
|بلغاريا 7,000,000 (2019)a[›]|
|المجموعات الإثنية المرتبطة|
أخرى السلاف الجنوبيون ، خاصة المقدونيون, تورلاك و المتحدثون السلافيون في اليونان.
|^ a: The 2011 census figure was 5,664,624. The question on ethnicity was voluntary and 10% of the population did not declare any ethnicity, thus the figure is considered an underestimation. Ethnic Bulgarians are estimated at around 6 million, 85% of the population.
^ c: According to the 2002 census there were 1,417 Bulgarians in North Macedonia. Between 2003 and 2017, according to the data provided by Bulgarian authorities some 87,483-200,000 permanent residents of North Macedonia declared Bulgarian origin in their applications for Bulgarian citizenship, of which 67,355 requests were granted. A minor part of them are among the total of 2,934 North Macedonia-born residents, who are residing in Bulgaria by 2016.
^ d: by citizenship excluding dual citizens
^ e: by single ethnic group per person
^ f: by foreign-born
^ h: by heritage
^ n: by legal nationality
^ m: by nationality, naturalisation and descendant background