Bulgaria facts - flag - map
Bulgaria brought the world the Cyrillic alphabet. It was invented by two monks, Saints Cyril and Methodius, born in the 9th century. The two brothers were Christian missionaries who used their alphabet in efforts to improve literacy among the Slavic pagans in the First Bulgarian Empire.
Dominican Republic facts - flag - map
Santo Domingo is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. Santo Domingo is the site of the first university, cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress in the New World.
Honduras facts - flag - map
American writer O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) coined "banana republic" to describe the fictional Republic of Anchuria in his book Cabbages and Kings, a collection of thematically related short stories inspired by his experiences in Honduras where he lived only six months until January 1897, holed up in a hotel in Trujillo, when he was wanted in the United States for bank embezzlement.
South Africa facts - flag - map
South Africa has no legally defined capital city. The country's three branches of government are split over different cities. Cape Town, as the seat of Parliament, is the legislative capital; Pretoria, as the seat of the President and Cabinet, is the administrative capital; and Bloemfontein, as the seat of the Supreme Court of Appeal, is the judicial capital, while the Constitutional Court of South Africa sits in Johannesburg. Most foreign embassies are located in Pretoria.
Yemen facts - flag - map
A jambia is a short dagger worn by men in Yemen. The handle of a janbiya tells the status of the man who wears it.