The Serbs are small community in Bulgaria, most of whom are emigrants. Many of them are athletes and businessmen that have expatriated to Bulgaria in the last two decades and subsequently received Bulgarian citizenship.
Numbers [ edit ]
According to the National Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Integration Issues by the Bulgarian Government, there are 313 Serbs native to the country, most of whom are emigrants.
[1 ] According to the Bulgarian government, the total number of Serbian citizens, who were
permanent residents in Bulgaria in 2006 was 422. [2 ] 2011 Bulgarian census registered 569 Serbian citizens living permanently in Bulgaria.
History [ edit ]
Manuel I Komnenos (1143-1180) settled Serbs around Sofia. [4 ]
In the 1880 Bulgarian census, in which native language was registered, the following Districts had a notable number of Serbian-speakers:
Vidin District: 1260, 1.2% of the total
Kula Subdistrict: 1083, 3.5%;
[6 ] Brakevtsi, (today in Serbia), Brakevtsi municipality: 1067 (majority) Vidin Subdistrict: 165, 0.4%
[6 ] Sofia District: 258, 0.2%
Sofia Subdistrict: 243, 0.5%
Organizations [ edit ]
In 1999, an organization of "Bulgarian Serbs" was formed, but broke up soon after that.
In 2010 an Association of the Serbs in Bulgaria was set up. [7 ] [8 ]
Đoko Rosić (b. 1932), Serbian-born Bulgarian actor. Serbian father and Bulgarian mother.
Zlatomir Zagorčić (b. 1971), naturalized Bulgarian former footballer, now coach. Played for the Bulgarian national team 1998–2004.
Predrag Pažin (b. 1973), naturalized Bulgarian former footballer, now coach. Played for the Bulgarian national team 2000–2004.
Zoran Janković (b. 1974), naturalized Bulgarian former footballer. Played for the Bulgarian national team 2002–2007.
Ivan Čvorović (b. 1985), naturalized Bulgarian footballer, playing for the Bulgarian national team Majstor Miro (Майстор Миро), chef.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Serbs ( c. 400-600)
Czechs and Slovaks (350)
Arabs ( c. 12,000)
Chinese ( c. 10,000)
Vietnamese ( c. 1,500)