Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe that hasn't changed its name since it was first established.
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Banitsa originated from Bulgaria.
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The magical yoghurt drink are drank by many Bulgarians to cure hangovers.
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Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, was founded 7000 years ago. This makes it the second oldest city in Europe.
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Every year on 1 March Bulgarians exchange martenitsas. Essentially, these are small pieces of adornment made of red and white thread that symbolise good health and happiness.
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The Cyrillic alphabet originated from Bulgaria.
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Bulgarian yogurt. It contains unique Lactobacillus bulgaricus bacteria used for its production that can only be found on the territory of the country.
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The famous Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has a Bulgarian origin and he is named after his Bulgarian grandfather - Marko. His grandfather has emigrated from Bulgaria in 1940.
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Bulgarians invented the first electronic computer, digital watch and car air bag.
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Over 15,000 Thracian tombs have been discovered on the territory of Bulgaria. The bulk of them are yet to be explored.
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Nearly one third of Bulgaria is covered in forests.