Interesting Facts about Bulgaria

Bulgaria or Republic of Bulgaria is a country in southeastern Europe. Bulgaria is the sixteenth largest country in Europe.Read to know interesting and amazing facts about Bulgaria.

Bulgaria Facts
Bulgaria or Republic of Bulgaria  is a country in southeastern Europe. Bulgaria is the sixteenth largest country in Europe. Here are some interesting and amazing facts about Bulgaria.


1. Name Origin

The name of the country Bulgaria is taken from the Bulgars, a tribe of Turkic origin in the country. Bulgars is derived from the Proto-Turkic language word bulÄ£ha that means "mix" or "shake" and its copied bulgak that means "revolt" or "incite".


2. Capital

The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia. It is the second oldest city in Europe


3. Official Language and Script

The official language of Bulgaria is Bulgarian that is written in Cyrillic script.


4. National Instrument

The national instrument of Bulgaria is Gaida also known as bagpipes.


5. Bulgarian Yogurt

Bulgaria is also well known for its yogurt. It is made with Lactobacillus bulgaricus bacteria, that is only found in the country.


6. Rose Oil Exporter

Bulgaria is the second largest exporter of rose oil in the world. Rose oil is an ingredient that used in most of perfumes.


7. Covered by forests

There are almost 1/3 are of Bulgaria is covered with forests and mountains. There are over 40 mountains in the country.


8. Major Mountains

Bulgaria has two major mountains - the Balkan Mountains and the Rhodope Mountains.


9. World Heritage Sites

As the time of writing, Bulgaria has 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


10. Have Most mineral springs in Europe

Bulgaria has the highest number of natural mineral springs in Continental Europe – over 600.


11. Never Lost a Flag

The Bulgarian army has never lost a single flag in the war. That's actually amazing.


12. First Digital Wristwatch


The first digital wristwatch was created by a Bulgarian named Peter Petroff.

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