Bulgaria is situated in the south-eastern Europe, on the western coast of the Black Sea. The country borders to Romania in the north, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia in the west, and finally to Greece and Turky in the south.
Bulgaria has two levels of local government. At the intermediate level, substansive administrative reforms have been carried out: in 1999, the nine regions (oblasti), which had been operative in the period 1987-1999, were replaced with 29 regions that largely coincide with the pre-1987 okrygs (which numbered 28 units). The regions are administered by governors appointed by the Council of Ministers. The regions are further subdivided about 270 municipalities. Municipality councils and mayors are locally elected authorities.
Bulgaria has 28 NUTS 3 units, 6 NUTS 2 units and 2 NUTS 1 units.
For electoral purposes, Bulgaria is divided into 31 districts. Three districts belong to the NUTS 3 unit of Sofia Stolitza and two districts belong to Pleven.
|Code||Country||NUTS 1||NUTS 2||NUTS 3|
|BG3||SEVERNA I IZTOCHNA BULGARIA|
|BG4||YUGOZAPADNA I YUZHNA TSENTRALNA BULGARIA|