Founded in 681, Bulgaria is Europe's
oldest state with internationally recognized independence
(635 AD).
The country produces half of the
rose oil in the world.
In many agricultural productions
per capita, the country is among the top 10 in the world
(tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, sunflower seed, lavender,
strawberries and others)
The first air-dropped bomb in military
history was developed by the Bulgarian Air Force during
the First Balkan War and used on 16 October 1912 by
Lieuts. Radul Milkov and Prodan Tarakchiev. Rayna Kasabova
was the first woman ever to take part in a combat air
mission, accomplished on 30 October 1912.
A developer of the combined oral
contraceptive pill, Carl Djerassi is of Bulgarian descent.
Bulgarian Beach on Livingston Island
in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named for
World's first digital wristwatch
was developed by the Bulgarian Peter Petroff.
Bulgaria is the birthplace of the
In the modern history Bulgaria never
lost a flag, captured by an enemy army.
Xenophon wrote that "it was
known that a group of Bulgars invented the wheel in
the greats Steppe".