Bulgaria is facing a population collapse, being the fastest-shrinking nation worldwide. From 9 million people in the 90s, Bulgarians are now less than 7 million. According to the UN, the country’s current population is expected to decrease to less than 3.9 million by the end of the century. The challenges that Bulgarians face are many… Continue reading Bulgaria: Is there a distant future for 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. With the lowest birth rates and the highest death rates the world, Bulgaria is at the front lines of population decline. Here’s what life is like inside a disappearing village haunted by the promises of communism and capitalism.… Continue reading Bulgaria: The World's Fastest-Shrinking Country