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Bulgaria is considered as a gem of Europe. There are many interesting things in Bulgaria for you to explore. These facts about Bulgaria will show you their scientific, historical, actual, geographical and other interesting information and we are sure you didn’t know about 90% of it. Let’s check out what do you really know about Bulgaria.

  1. Bulgaria is the only country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name since it was first established. This happened in 681 AD.
  2. Bulgarians shake their heads to mean yes and nod for no.
  3. Bulgaria is the homeland of yogurt. Bulgarians call theirs “sour milk” and they think it’s what makes them live long lives. Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, the bacterium that is responsible for giving Bulgarian yoghurt its unique flavour and consistency, can be found only in Bulgarian air.
  4. Bulgaria is the world’s second-biggest exporter of rose oil, an ingredient in most perfumes.
  5. Bulgaria has 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites at the time of writing.
  6. Nearly one third of Bulgaria is covered in forests.
  7. The capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, has a motto which goes as “Raste no ne stare”. In English, it means “grows but does not age”.
  8. Bulgarian primary and secondary education is state-supported. The country has a literacy rate of 98 percent.
  9. Bulgaria is still not on the Euro. It has its own currency – the Bulgarian Lev.
  10. The longest Bulgarian word is composed of 39 letters. It means “do not perform actions against the constitution”.
  11. In 1976 UNESCO declared the ancient Bulgarian calendar as the most accurate in the world.