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Bulgaria is a country located in south-eastern Europe, the Balkans.

Capital : Sofia
Language :  Bulgarian
Currency :  Lev
Population : 7 153 784
Area : 110 879 km2

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Bulgaria facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 2.5% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. There are over 3 503 000 motor vehicles (486 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants) in this country.

4. Products of known brands are of lower quality than those sold in Western Europe.

5. The top-level national domain is .bg . There are over 46,730 websites with this extension.

6. The most popular pages with the extension .bg are google.bg, abv.bg and dir.bg.

7. The song “Steel for humans” known from the game The Witcher 3 is a Bulgarian wedding song.

8. In this country there are more than 40 231 km of paved roads including over 667 km of express roads (0.06% of all roads in the world).

9. The country has 68 airports, 57 of the paved surface.

10. In this country there are more than 4 152 km of railway tracks.

11. There is a 39 km metro line in Bulgaria (34 stations). It was opened in 1998. Annually, about 164 million people use it.

12. Full name of the country – Republic of Bulgaria.

13. Political system – parliamentary republic.

14. In 1981, Elias Canetti won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

15. Very good drinking water flows in the taps.


Geography in Bulgaria

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1. The country crosses 540 rivers.

2. Bulgaria is visited by over 8 million tourists annually.

3. Bulgaria borders with such countries as: Greece 494 km, Macedonia 148 km, Romania 608 km, Serbia 318 km, Turkey 240 km.

4. The country is 2.8 times smaller than Poland.

5. The highest peak is Musala, 2925 m above sea level.

6. Danube is the longest river.

7. The smallest town in Bulgaria is Mełnik (Melnik) with around 220 inhabitants.

8. There are 50880 km2 of agricultural land in Bulgaria (47% of the country).

9. Dospat is the highest located city in the country.

10. 37250 km2 of the country is covered by forests (34.3%)

11. It is the third country in Europe in terms of the value of archaeological monuments.

98. The nearest capital city in a straight line from Sofia is Skopje (Macedonia) – 173 km.

99. The furthest capital in a straight line from Sofia is Wellington (New Zealand) – 17662 km.


Finance in Bulgaria

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1. The minimum wage is 380 lion per month, 2.21 lev per hour (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in Bulgaria is 10%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 10%, and for companies 10% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3.5%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 57 596 000 000 (PLN 246 510 880 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 56 830,000,000 (PLN 243,232 400,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 27.2% of GDP, which is about: $ 15 666 112 000 (PLN 67 050 959 360),
2018 year was 22.6 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 12 843 580 000 (PLN 54 970 522 400). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 1,783 (PLN 7,632).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 49 165 000 000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 38,141,000,000 .

9. Bulgaria is famous for the production of rose oil, used for perfumes. Over 50% of the global resource comes from here.

10. This country has 2018 over year $27 579 000 000 of foreign exchange reserves (0.19% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

11. Bulgaria has 40,400 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Bulgaria

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1. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

2. Outside the built-up area, the speed limit on the regular road is 90 km / h, and on highways from 100 to 140 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 64 and 4 months.

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 10%, and for companies 10% (2018).

6. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

7. When the temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius, it is forbidden to move on the roads of vehicles over 7.5 tonnes.

8. Nodding means NO and turning YES sideways.

9. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

10. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 32 days.

11. The last death penalty was carried out in 1989.


Education in Bulgaria

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 8 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

3. The average IQ level is 93.

4. In this country there are 1.6% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 115,235 people).


Work in Bulgaria

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1. The minimum wage is 380 lion per month, 2.21 lev per hour (data from 2015).

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 1 120 лв.

3. The amount of income tax in Bulgaria is 10%.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 64 and 4 months.

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.7% .

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 10%, and for companies 10% (2018).

7. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 32 days.

8. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Bulgaria

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1. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

2. The Bulgarian army, as the only one in the world, has never lost its flag.

3. The world’s oldest gold treasure of around 6,000 years was found in Varna.

4. There is also the world’s oldest glass furnace.

5. The highest peak is Musala, 2925 m above sea level.

6. Danube is the longest river.

7. Dospat is the highest located city in the country.

8. The Bulgarian city of Perkin is the most polluted city in Europe.

9. It is one of the safest countries in Europe.

10. Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe.

11. It is the third country in Europe in terms of the value of archaeological monuments.

12. The lowest temperature: -38.3 °C was measured in Tran.

13. The highest temperature: 45.2 °C was measured in Sadovo.


Army in Bulgaria

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1. The Bulgarian army, as the only one in the world, has never lost its flag.

2. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 69 place,
2018 > year – 59 place.

3. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 35,000 professional and 300,000 reservists,
2018 year – 33 150 professional and 19 500 reservists.

4. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 80 tanks, 2100 > armored vehicles, 62 jet aircraft and 25 helicopters,
2018 year – 530 tanks, 1103 armored vehicles, 73 jet aircraft and 24 helicopters.

5. Army expenses:
2014 year – $ 700,000,000 (PLN 2,996,000,000),
2018 year – $ 700,000,000 (PLN 2,996,000,000).

6. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 174 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 169 ships.


Society in Bulgaria

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1. In Bulgaria, an average person consumes about 11.4 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most drinks are spirits – 44%, then beer – 39%, wines – 16.9%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.1%.

3. In 2013, 601 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 64 and 4 months.

5. 4.7% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 93.

7. 8% of the Bulgarian inhabitants are Roma.

8. 65% of prisoners in Bulgaria are Gypsies.

9. 24% of adults living in this country are overweight.

10. In this country, women having their first child on average 26.3 years old.

11. On average, women give birth to 1.5 children.

12. In this country, over 4 083 000 (2015) 4 663 065 (2018) people have access to internet (about 65% of the population).

13. Around 3,200,000 (2015) 3,300,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

14. The population density is 66 people / km2.

15. The main religion is Christianity: 82.8%.

17. The average age of people living in this country is 42.1 years.

18. In this country there are about:
1 046 000 people (14.53%) in the age range 0-14 years.
4,807,000 people (66.75%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1,348,300 people (18.72%) over 65 years old.

19. In this country, about 64 200 children are born each year (0.9% of the population), and about 104,000 people die (1.4% of the population).

20. 62 people in 1000 possess firearms.

21. 70% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

22. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 235 cigarettes a month.

23. The average life expectancy in this country is 72.7 years (women – 76.4 years and men – 69.2 years).


Symbols of Bulgaria

1. The national alcohol is rakija, wine and beer.

2. Motto of the country – “Unity is strength.”

3. Is considered the homeland of yogurt.


Famous people in Bulgaria

1. John Atanassoff, inventor of the first electronic computer is of Bulgarian origin.


History of Bulgaria

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1. In today’s Bulgaria tracka chariot was found, along with skeletons of horses dating back 2000 years.

2. Easter is celebrated on May 1.

3. The Bulgarian army, as the only one in the world, has never lost its flag.

4. Independence from the Ottoman Empire obtained on October 5, 1908.

5. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.

6. On March 29, 2004, Bulgaria joined a political and military organization called NATO.


Language in Bulgaria

1. In this country Cyrillic was created, used until today.


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What is the highest peak in Bulgaria?

The highest peak in Bulgaria is Musala (2925 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Bulgaria?

The largest river in Bulgaria is the Danube.

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What Bulgaria has national colors?

National colors: white, green and red.

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What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is rakija, wine and beer.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

National sport is football, wrestling and volleyball.

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Which countries borders Bulgaria?

Bulgaria borders on such countries as: Greece 494 km, Macedonia 148 km, Romania 608 km, Serbia 318 km, Turkey 240 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 42.1 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 380 lev per month, 2.21 lev per hour (data from 2015).

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What is the population density in Bulgaria?

The population density is 66 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Unity is strength.”

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 45.2 ° C was measured in Sadovo.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -38.3 ° C was measured in Tran.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta