20 Facts About Bulgaria That You Didn’t Know

FACTS_ABOUT_BULGARIAIf you are one of those that didn’t really have a chance to study about Bulgaria this fact list about this beautiful country might spark an interest to learn more about it. These facts about Bulgaria will show you their scientific, historical, actual, geographical and other interesting information and we are sure you didn’t know about 90% of it so thank us for that! You can even leave a comment if you think something interesting about Bulgaria should be included. So here are some cool 20 intriguing facts about Bulgaria, check them out below:


  1. BULGARIANAMEBulgaria is the only country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name since it was first established. This happened in 681 AD.





  1. BULGARIAGOLDThe oldest gold treasure in the world was found in Bulgaria (in 294 graves were found 3000 gold objects dating back more than 6000 years).





  1. BULGARIANODBulgarians shake their heads to mean yes and nod for no.






  1. valq-balkanska-pee-v-sofiijski-podlez-296108The Bulgarian folk song “Izlel e Delyu Haydutin” by the Bulgarian folk music singer Valya Balkanska was sent in deep space on the board of the US Space Probe – Voyager I, as part of a collection of our civilization’s finest cultural artifacts – a message to an alien intelligence.



  1. BULGARIAbacteriaLactobacillus Bulgaricus, the bacterium that is responsible for giving Bulgarian yoghurt its unique flavour and consistency, can be found only in Bulgarian air.




  1. BULGARIAflagThe Bulgarian army has never lost a single flag in battle.






  1. BULGARIAcomputerJohn Vincent Atanasoff was a physicist and inventor of Bulgarian descent, best known for inventing the first electronic digital computer.





  1. BULGARIAforestNearly one third of Bulgaria is covered in forests.






  1. BULGARIArosesThe roses grown in Bulgaria’s “Rose Valley” produce most (70-85%) of the world’s rose oil – a component in most perfumes.





  1. BULGARIAchurchThe Bulgarian Orthodox Church is the oldest Slavic Orthodox Church.






  1. BULGARIAalphabetWith the accession of Bulgaria to the EU on January 1, 2007, Cyrillic became the third official alphabet of the EU.





  1. BULGARIAairbombingThe first air-dropped bomb in Military History was developed by the Bulgarian Air Force during the first Balkan War and was used on October 16th, 1912 by Lieut. Radul Milkov and Lieut. Prodan Tarakchiev.




  1. BULGARIAcrossThe Rila Cross is a wooden cross with 140 microscopic scenes from the Bible featuring more than 1,500 figures. The largest of them is no bigger than a grain of rice.




  1. BULGARIAjumpingStefka Kostadinova won the high jump of the World Championships in Rome with the sensational 2.09 metres. It has been 28 years since then and no other woman has managed to match or beat this record.




  1. BULGARIAhurdleAnother world record is hold by Yordanka Donkova in 100 metres hurdles. With time of 12.21 min. this record hasn’t been broken for 27 years.





  1. BULGARIAgameoofthronesBulgarian actor Zahary Bacharov has a role as tribal leader Loboda in the fifth season of HBO’s hit television series Game of Thrones.





  1. BULGARIAcalendarIn 1976 UNESCO declared the ancient Bulgarian calendar as the most accurate in the world.






  1. BULGARIAairpilotRayna Kasabova was a Bulgarian air force pilot and the first womаn in the world who participated in a military flight.





  1. BULGARIAprohphetVanga is a famous Bulgarian prophetess. It’s believed that lots of her predictions came true.






  1. BULGARIAcyrillicThe Cyrillic script was developed in the First Bulgarian Empire during the 9th century AD at the Preslav Literary School by disciples of the Greek brothers Cyril and Methodius. The Bulgarian Saint Clement of Ohrid is often associated with the creation of the the Cyrillic.





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