facts about Bulgaria

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facts about Bulgaria


Capital : Sofia
People :  Bulgarian
Population :  7070403
Population Ranking  : 105
Area  :  110879 sq km
Density :  65
Currency : Lev
Median age :  43.7 years
Language : Bulgarian
H.S.P : 102

Country Surrouded by

Romania, Serbia, Macedonia,Greece,Turkey

facts about Bulgaria

facts Bulgaria


  • Sofia is Bulgaria's capital city as well as the country's largest city . It is the nation's economic hub city and is home to more than one million Bulgarians


  • Bulgarians are 2nd internationally in IQ scores as well as SAT scores


  • Bulgaria is the only country in Europe that hasn't changed its name since it was first established . This happened in 681 AD


  • The oldest gold treasure in the world was found in Bulgaria , in 294 graves were found 3000 gold objects dating back more than 6000 years


  • Bulgarians shake their heads to mean yes and nod for no


  • The Bulgarian army has never lost a single flag in battle


  • John Vincent Atanasoff was a physicist and inventor of Bulgarian descent best known for inventing the first electronic digital computer


  • Nearly one third of Bulgaria is covered in forest


  • The roses grown in Bulgaria's Rose Valley produce most of the world's rose oil a component in most perfumes


  • The Bulgarian Orthodox Church is the oldest Slavic Orthodox Church


  • Rayna Kasabova was a Bulgarian air force pilot and the first woman in the world who participated in a military fight


  • There are  nine natural and historical objects on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as cultural traditions


  • In 1976 UNESCO declared the ancient Bulgarian calender as the most accurate in the world


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


  • The 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


  • The Verna invented gold working and were some of the first gold smelters . They produced the jewelry, coins and weapons of what is now known as the Verna Necropolis treasure found among 290 graves . This treasure is oldest golden one in the world and is over 6000 years old


  • Bulgarians have freedom of religion there is no official state religion


  • Bulgarian folk music is a highly developed traditional art in this country


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