...
Bulgaria - flag

Bulgaria facts - great collection of trivia.

Last update : 11 February 2019


Bulgaria information

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

Bulgaria map

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars6 Stars7 Stars8 Stars9 Stars10 Stars (4 votes, average: 10.00 out of 10)
Bulgaria facts

1. Independence from the Ottoman Empire obtained on October 5, 1908.
2. The population density is 66 people / km2.
3. The country is 2.8 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Christianity: 82.8%.
5. The highest peak is Musala, 2925 m above sea level.
6. Danube is the longest river.
7. The full name of the country – the Republic of Bulgaria.
8.
9. Political system – a parliamentary republic.
10. Motto of the country – “Unity is strength.”
Bulgaria
.....

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

12. Water is very good to drink in taps.

13. Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe.

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

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

16. Is considered the homeland of yogurt.

Author: Turyst

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

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

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

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

21. The country crosses 540 rivers.

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

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

Author: MR

24. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 69 place,
      – 2018 year – 59 place.

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

26. 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.

27. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $700,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $700,000,000 .

28. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 the year was around 174 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 169 ships.

Author: Wojak

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

Author: Sierfly

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

Author: Lampion

31. Nodding means NO and turning YES sideways.

32. Easter is celebrated on May 1.

Author: Lampion

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

Author: Daria

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

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

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

37. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.7% .

Author: Daria

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

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

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

Author: AlkoWorld

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

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

43. The average IQ level is 93.

Author: EduKacJa

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

Author: Reebeka

45. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

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

47. 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.

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

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

50. 2.5% of fatal accidents caused people under the influence of alcohol.

Author: AutoMania

51. The country has over 3,503,000 motor vehicles registered (486 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

52. 4.7% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

53. In this country there are over 40,231 km of paved roads, including over 667 km of expressways (0.06% of all roads in the world).

54. In this country there are 68 airports, 57 with paved surface.

55. In this country there are over 4,152 km of railway tracks.

56. In Bulgaria, there is a 39 km metro line (34 stations). It was opened in 1998. Approximately 164 million people use it annually.

Author: Marlène

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

Author: NET

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

Author: NET

59. The national top-level domain is .bg . There are over 46,730 websites with such an extension.

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

Author: http

61. 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).

Author: Vinamra

62. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $57 596 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $56 830 000 000 .

63. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 27.2% GDP, or around: $15,666,111,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 22.6% GDP, or around: $12,843,580,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $1,783.

Author: Komornik

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

Author: Komornik

65. 24% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

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

Author: VViki

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

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

Author: weather

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

Author: medi

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

Author: Wilga

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

Author: redsun

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

Author: Weteran

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

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

75. 10 women give birth to 15 children on average

Author: Nadia

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

77. The country is around:
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.

78. 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).

Author: Sara19

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

Author: Lsss

80. 8% of the Bulgarian inhabitants are Roma.

81. 65% of prisoners in Bulgaria are Gypsies.

Author: Liko

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

Author: golb

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

Author: Teneryf

84. The products of well-known brands are inferior in quality to those sold in Western Europe.

Author: Co jemy

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

86. 62 people in 1000 possess firearms.

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

Author: Statyk

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

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

90. The work week is 40 hours.

Author: Statyk

91. 70% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

92. 37250 km2 of the country is covered by forests (34.3%)

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

Author: Statyk

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

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

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

Author: Fan%

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

Author: Vinamra

ccc
What is the highest peak in Bulgaria?
The highest peak in Bulgaria is Musala (2925 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Bulgaria?
The largest river in Bulgaria is the Danube.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Bulgaria?
we’re waiting for a response …

answer:

What is the national dish?
we’re waiting for a response …

answer:

What Bulgaria has national colors?
National colors: white, green and red.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is rakija, wine and beer.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
we’re waiting for a response …

answer:

What is the national sport?
National sport is football, wrestling and volleyball.

answer: Marta

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.

answer: Marta

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).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Bulgaria?
The population density is 66 people per km2.

answer: Marta

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