Serbs in Bulgaria
|313 ethnic Serbs
569 Serbian citizens (2011)
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- According to the National Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Integration Issues by the Bulgarian Government, there are 313 local Serbs in the country, most of whom are descendants of old political emigrants.
- 2011 Bulgarian census registered 569 Serbian citizens living permanently in Bulgaria, most of whom are recent economic immigrants.
During the Byzantine rule in Bulgaria, the Serbs invaded Byzantine territory in 1149. Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (1143–1180) forced the rebellious Serbs to vassalage (1150–52) and settled some Serbian POWs around Sofia.
19th century Bulgaria
In the 1880 Bulgarian census, in which native language was registered, 1,894 Serbs were counted with the following Districts having a notable number of Serbian-speakers:
- Vidin District: 1,260, 1.2% of the total
- Kula Subdistrict: 1,083, 3.5%; Brakevtsi, (today in Serbia), Brakevtsi municipality: 1,067 (Serb majority, the only such settlement in Bulgaria). In 1919 Brakevtsi was ceded to Serbia.
- Vidin Subdistrict: 165, 0.4%
- Sofia District: 258, 0.2%
- Ana-Neda (1323–1324), Empress consort of Bulgaria
- Dragana (1371–1395), Empress consort of Bulgaria
- Đoko Rosić (1932–2014), Serbia-born Bulgarian actor. An old political emigrant. 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.
- Bulgarians in Serbia
- Bulgarian-Serbian relations
- Serb diaspora
- Serbs in North Macedonia
- Serbs in Romania
- Serbs in Greece
- Serbs in Albania
- Национален съвет за сътрудничество по етническите и интеграционните въпроси. Етнически малцинствени общности.
- 2011 Population census in the republic of Bulgaria, p.23
- Hungary and the Fall of Eastern Europe 1000–1568. Osprey Publishing. 1988. pp. 16–. ISBN 978-0-85045-833-6.
John Comnenus also settled Serbian prisoners as stratioti military colonists around Izmit, while Manuel Comnenus similarly settled Serbs around Sofia.
- Антон Страшимиров, "Книга за българите" София, Библиотека "Вечни книги на България", Изд-во "Сибия", 1995, София, стр. 30.
- General results of the population census of 1 January 1881, Statistics of the Principality of Bulgaria, p.11[permanent dead link] (in Bulgarian and French)
- Final results of the population census of 1 January 1881, Statistics of the Principality of Bulgaria, pp.198 and 286[permanent dead link] (in Bulgarian and French)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Ekonom:east Media Group, 09. June 2010, Sreckovic on status of Serbs in Bulgaria
- "МАЙСТОР МИРО - НАЙ-ОБИЧАНИЯТ СЪРБИН В БЪЛГАРИЯ" (in Bulgarian).