Sofia (capital)

Sofia (capital) has the highest GDP per capita, with a value of more than double the national average and that of the district ranking second in this indicator – Sofia district. Its labor market is well developed. Sofia is also the undisputed leader in terms of investment activity. The share of households with access to broadband internet continues to increase. The capital is the district with the highest local taxes in the country. It has the highest scores in the municipal administration’s self-assessment on the development of e-government and the provision of one-stop-shop administrative services.

Sofia is the district with the most favorable demographic picture. The capital is once again the leader in the field of education, with a high enrolment rate, a low share of repeaters and dropouts, good student performance and a high number of university students. The number of specialist physicians is among the highest in the country. Delivery of justice is relatively slow, and the crime detection rate is the lowest in the country. The district’s high level of urbanization accounts for the large share of the population with access to public sewerage networks. Sofia remains the district with the most intensive cultural life.

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