“Bulgaria is hemorrhaging citizens at a rate of 164 per day.”

Disappearing Bulgaria


Thu, Mar 21st, 2019 09:23 by capnasty NEWS

Directed by Kay Hannahan, this short documentary on The Atlantic looks at the rapidly declining population in Bulgaria, the world's fastest-shrinking country.

Welcome to Altimir, Bulgaria, a village on the verge of extinction in the fastest-shrinking country in the world. Like many rural Bulgarians, Altimir’s residents regard the height of the Soviet Union as the halcyon days, when village life thrived and young people stuck around long enough to start a family. Now, 20 years after the fall of the USSR and a decade after it joined the European Union, Bulgaria is hemorrhaging citizens at a rate of 164 per day. It is at the front lines of population decline.



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