• 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.

Trivia Facts About Bulgaria

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