Interesting and Fun Facts about Bulgaria
Oguz Kaan Kısa · Feb. 1, 2021
Fascinating and Cool Quick Facts
Interesting facts you may not know about Bulgaria
1.Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe that has not changed its name since its foundation in 681.
2.Unlike other countries in the world, people in Bulgaria shake their heads right and left for "yes", and nod them to say "no".
3.The popular Bulgarian rose oil is used to make the most famous and expensive perfumes. One gram of rose oil is obtained from 1000 roses.
4.There are over 15,000 Thracian tombs on the territory of Bulgaria, most of which are still undiscovered.
5.In the Varna necropolis, the gold treasure thought to date from 5000 BC is the oldest treasure in the world and is also considered the oldest technologically processed gold in Europe.
6.Bulgaria is the third country in Europe with the most valuable archaeological finds. Only Greece and Italy come before Bulgaria.
7.The capital Sofia is the only major European city located 15 minutes from a mountain. Therefore, Vitosha mountain is the favorite hiking destination for people from Sofia.
8.Bulgarians are the first people to use the Cyrillic alphabet. Today the Cyrillic alphabet is used by Slavic and non-Slavic people. With Bulgaria's accession to the European Union, it became the EU's third official alphabet after the Greek and Latin alphabets.
9.Different ethnic and religious groups live together peacefully in the country. The Bulgarian army has never lost their flag in any war.
10.Sofia was founded 7,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest cities in Europe.
11.With the departure of "Voyager 1" and "Voyager 2" in 1977, the Bulgarian folk song "Izlel e Delyo Haydutin" is in space among with the great works of Bach and Mozart.
12.The first computer was created by the Bulgarians. During 1937-1942, John Atanasoff, a scientist of Bulgarian origin, and Clifford Berry started working at Ayova University in America and created the first digital electronic computer.
13.The first digital wristwatch was also produced by Bulgarians. His name was Peter Petrov.
14.Undoubtedly Bulgarian yogurt is the best in the world. The reason is the unique Lactobacillus bulgaricus bacteria used for its production and found only in Turkey.
15.There is strong historical evidence that wine has been produced in what is today Bulgaria since the Stone Age. Currently, the country has gained a reputation as a wine producer around the world.
16.Every year, on March 1, the Bulgarians change the "martenitsa". Ornaments made of red and white threads carry a symbol of health and happiness.
17.Mark Zuckerberg, the famous creator of Facebook, has Bulgarian roots: His grandfather migrated from Bulgaria to the USA in the 40s of the last century. Zuckerberg himself bears the name of his grandfather and says he is proud of his Bulgarian roots.