Bulgaria joined the European Union on 1 January 2007 and has committed to adopt the euro once it fulfils the necessary conditions.
Surface area: 110 990 km2
Population: 7 602 116 (Eurostat 2009)
Joined the European Union: 1 January 2007
Currency: lev (BGN)
Status: Bulgaria is not yet a member of the euro area. The lev is not yet within the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II).
Exchange rate: The current euro to lev foreign exchange reference rate can be consulted on the website of the European Central Bank (updated daily).
Adoption of the euro: Bulgaria does not have a target date to adopt the euro.