The National Statistical Institute publishes for the first time its own calculations for the land use distribution of the Republic of Bulgaria based on spatial data from the current cadastral map of the country. The results are presented by territorial units for statistical purposes (NUTS) and administrative-territorial units.
The data are available in the Information System Infostat and will be updated annually, according to the Calendar for the dissemination of the results of statistical surveys.
As of 31 December 2021, the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria is 110 996.84 sq. km. According to the types of durable land use (specific purpose of use) of the land properties, the largest area is occupied by agricultural areas - 54.60% and forest areas - 33.13% of the total area of the country. Urbanized areas cover nearly 5 133.2 sq. km or 4.62% of the country's territory.