Following the successful Hebrew launch in April, we've now launched AdSense for search in two new languages: Greek and Bulgarian.

We're delighted that we can now offer the benefits of AdSense for search to web publishers with Greek and Bulgarian sites.

To celebrate the launch here are some fun facts about Greece:

  • The length of the Greece's coastline is estimated at 9,300 miles; America's coastline is estimated at 11,800 miles. The land area of Greece is slightly smaller than Alabama.

  • The yo-yo is the second oldest known toy in the world (only the doll is older), and was born over 3,000 years ago in the days of ancient Greece.

  • Greek people love to dance, so there are 63 different folk dances in Greece.

  • ... and some interesting information about Bulgaria:

  • The territory of Bulgaria is 111 000 km², and even though it is considered to be a small country it is 2 times bigger than Denmark and 3 times bigger than Belgium.

  • Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, the bacterium that is used to produce yogurt, was first used in Bulgaria. It is named after the country and can be found only in Bulgarian air. Some of the biggest importers of the bacterium are Japan, USA and EU.

  • The inventor of the first electronic computer, John Vincent Atanassoff, is of Bulgarian origin. Professor John Atanassoff, together with graduate student Clifford Berry, built the world's first electronic digital computer, at Iowa State University, between 1939 and 1942.

  • Now, which languages will we turn our attention to next?