Ukrainian Bulgarians kept officially by the Bulgarian side, the largest Bulgarian community abroad. According to official data Bulgarians in Ukraine are 204 600, but unofficial data to our compatriots in Ukraine numbering around 320 000-437 000 people, of whom 205 000-300 000 are Bulgarian-speaking.
Bulgarians in Ukraine inhabit different areas of the southern part of the country and therefore of regional significance are formed several large Bulgarian communities.
The largest community is that of Bessarabian Bulgarians, which official figures are about 150 000.That Bulgarian community falls within the administrative district of Odessa with Odessa city center.The Bulgarian major center in the Odessa district is Bolgrad area with Bolhrad metropolis founded by Bulgarian settlers in 1821. Bulgarians are - 61.1 % of the population of Bolgrad area, but if you add turk-speaking Bulgarians (Gagauz), the Bulgarians reached 2/3- over the local population.
Another area with significant Bulgarian population is Izmailovski. Here Bulgarians are 26.3 % of the population of the area.
In Artsis region 43.1 % of the population identified themselves as Bulgarians. Bulgarians are also living in the Sarata region - 20.7% and Tarutyno region - 35.7 %. Bulgarians living in the vicinity of Odessa, and in the city itself.
Tavriyan Bulgarians are the second largest Bulgarian community in Ukrayna.In their number includes several thousand turk-speaking Bulgarians(Gagauz). Their number varies between 30 000 and 60 000. They enter the administrative area to Zaporozhye with Zaporozhye city center. Inhabit 28 villages and towns of Berdyansk, Primorsk, Zaporozhye, Melitopol. Tavriyan Bulgarians are descendants of Bessarabian Bulgarians who are priselili Priazovieto in the middle of 19 century.
Group of Crimean Bulgarians ever numbered more than 20 000 people, but after the repression of the Soviet communist regime today are between 1900 and 6 000 Bulgarians. Crimean Bulgarians mainly inhabited cities of the peninsula, as Feodosiy and Kerch.
There are and other local Bulgarian groups such as the Bulgarians of Tarnovka village, now a quarter of the city of Nikolaev and Bulgarians from village Olshanka-Kirovgradska area. Bulgarians also live in the capital Kiev, Kharkiv city, Razdelnoe, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Lugansk and others.
In Ukraine live and tens of thousands of descendants of the Volga Bulgarians kept officially as Tatars or Chuvash.