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Posted on Apr 3, 2015

Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts About Bulgaria- The Country Fun Fact Friday Series

Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts About Bulgaria- The Country Fun Fact Friday Series

  1. Since 681 AD, Bulgaria has not changed its name since it was firts established making it the oldest country in Europe that is still keeping its original name. The capital of Bulgaria – Sofia – was founded back in 7,000 years ago and it’s considered as the second oldest city in the continent.

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  1. As unique as it sounds, one of the fascinating, fun, unknown facts about Bulgaria is the fact that shaking head actually means “Yes” and nod means “No.” Yes, that’s weird huh? Another essentric fact about Bulgarians is that they really love yoghurt, claiming that the food makes them live very long. Thansk to the presence of the very unique Lactobaccilus Bulgaricus bacteria in the yoghurt which can only be found in the country’s territory.


  1. The biggest winemakers in the world is none other than Bulgaria with 200,000 tonnes of it per year. And the popular drink, Mastika, which is made with tree rason has an average price of 64p per lager. Solid historical evidence stated that wine has been produced since the Stone Age on the same modern-day Bulgaria is situated at.

  1. After Greece and Italy, Bulgaria has the most valuable archaeological sites ever discovered on their territories. The oldest gold treasure to be discovered in the world is located in Varna Necropolis, which dates back to 5,000 BC.
  1. To make some of the world’s most expensive and popular perfumes, Bulgarian Rose oil is added into the ingredients. At least 1000 rose blossoms are used to produce 1 gram of rose oil.
  1. With over 40 mountains on the territory, Bulgarian is one-third covered with thich forests. This make the country as one of the best spots in Europe for hiking and skiing activities! If you’re looking for natural mineral springs in Europe, do know that with over 600 of mineral springs in Bulgaria, choosing your favorite one can be pretty intimidating.
  1. Do you know that Peter Petroff was the name of the first digital wristwatch’s maker in the world? He came from Bulgarian. Other than that, Boris Christoff and Nikolai Gyaurove were the renowned opera singers all the way from Bulgaria.
  1. By the way, do you know that an elected Plovdiv city councelor, Dimitar Kerin, was fired in 2010 because he had more time to tend his virtual farm on Farmville? That was an insane fact about the country, isn’t it?

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  1. Despite actively participating in major wars in Europe since the 19th century, Bulgaria is the only country with its army that has never lost even a single flag in any of its battle!
  1. Due it its huge computer technology exports to communist countries, Bulgaria was once known as the Easter Europe’s Silicon Valley. The country has been ranked at 8th in 2002 in terms of numbr of experts in IT in the world.
  1. The alphabet which is currently being used in Russia, the Cyrillic Alphabet, was first adoped by the first Bulgarian Empire back in 681 AD.

  1. The folk song “Izel ye Delyo Haydutin” was a song recorded to contact the extraterrestrial intelligence. It was sent into the space for the Voyager space program.

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