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

  • Bulgaria is the only country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name since it was first established in 681 AD.
  • Nearly one-third of Bulgaria is covered in forests.
  • The roses grown in Bulgaria’s “Rose Valley” produce most (70-85%) of the world’s rose oil – a component in most perfumes.
  • In 1976 UNESCO declared the ancient Bulgarian calendar as the most accurate in the world.
  • 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.
  • With the accession of Bulgaria to the EU on January 1, 2007, Cyrillic became the third official alphabet of the EU.
  • Bulgarian yogurt has a unique taste because the bacteria used to make it, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, is only found naturally in Bulgarian air. (Other countries import it, though, so that they can make their own yogurt.)
  • Soccer is the most popular sport in Bulgaria.
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  • National instrument is the bagpipes – called the gaida.