|Since 1999, Bulgaria has been divided into 28 provinces which correspond approximately to the 28 okrugs that existed before 1987. From 1987 until 1999 Bulgaria was divided into 9 larger oblasts.|
Each oblast is named after its capital. In the case of Sofia Oblast and Sofia City, Sofia is the capital of both provinces, but its territory is only included in Sofia City.
The provinces are further subdivided into municipalities (община, obshtina).