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Trivia Facts About Bulgaria

  • A folk song from this nation 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.


  • The country’s army has never lost a single flag in battle.


  • A physicist from this country invented the first electronic computer, digital watch and car air bag.


  • This country's air force boasts the first woman in the world who participated in a military flight.


  • The country recently topped a survey as a top spot for bargain vacations.


  • UNESCO declared this country’s ancient calendar as the most accurate in the world.


  • The oldest gold treasure in the world was found here (in 294 graves were found 3000 gold objects dating back more than 6000 years).


  • Nearly one third of this country is covered in forests. There are over 40 mountains.


  • The country is one of the world's biggest winemakers – 200,000 tons a year.


  • The roses grown in this country produce most (70-85%) of the world’s rose oil – a component in most perfumes


  • It is the only country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name since it was first established.


  • While they are members of the EU, they maintain their own currency.


  • With its accession in to the EU on January 1, 2007, This country’s alphabet became the third official alphabet of the EU.


  • Its national instrument is the bagpipe.


  • Its residents love yoghurt and reckon that is why they live so long.


  • In Hollywood flick The Terminal, actor Tom Hanks, 55, who plays a man trapped in an airport, speaks this country’s language.


  • Citizens of this country shake their heads to mean yes and nod for no.

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