Captivating Discoveries About Modern Bulgaria


Discover fascinating facts about modern Bulgaria, including its connection to the founder of Facebook, its high internet speeds, and its unique contributions to technology and science. Uncover lesser-known details such as the longest Bulgarian word, the first woman in the world to participate in a military flight, and the country’s rich history of resorts.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has Bulgarian ancestry and was named after his Bulgarian grandfather, Marko.
  • John Vincent Atanasoff, the inventor of the first digital computer, is also of Bulgarian descent, with Ivan Atanasov as his Bulgarian immigrant father.
  • Bulgaria has a parliamentary system of government
  • Bulgaria ranks 20th in the world for internet speeds.
  • The Bulgarian folk song “Izlel e Delyu Haydutin” performed by Valya Balkanska, was included on the Golden Record, a collection of human artifacts sent into space on board Voyager I as a message for extraterrestrial life.
  • Peter Petroff, the inventor of the first digital wristwatch, also has Bulgarian origins.
  • The longest Bulgarian word, meaning “do not perform actions against the constitution,” consists of 39 letters.
  • The first woman in the world who participated in a military flight was the Bulgarian Rayna Kasabova.
  • Bulgaria has 142 resorts, including 26 marine resorts, 56 mountain resorts, and 58 balneological resorts.

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Top 3 amazing country’s road trips

Experience the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Bulgaria on a road trip, where every turn unveils a new adventure and memories to last a lifetime.

Beautiful Pirin


The Discovery Road Trip

Get an accurate impression of the country’s regions in southern and northern Bulgaria. You will see the Balkan peninsula’s most extensive mountain – Stara Planina, the Thracian plane, and the Black sea. You will spend nights and days in an old village in the mountains, as well as in the Black sea and the ancient capital of Bulgaria – Veliko Tarnovo.

Southwestern Road Trip

You will see many historical places and monasteries and get an accurate impression of southwestern Bulgaria. You will see the Rila and Pirin mountains and will enjoy majestic views.

Southeastern Road Trip

The southeastern coast of Bulgaria is a region of unparalleled natural beauty, with a varied landscape that includes sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, and picturesque fishing villages. One of the main attractions of the southeastern coast is its long stretch of sandy beaches, which are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.

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