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Basic Facts About Hungary
Hungay lies in Central Europe bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatian and Slovenia. Its capital, Budapest, is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world with two different city parts on the banks of the Danube.
Hungary is a parliamentary democracy and it's been member of the European Union since May 2004.
Map of Hungary
Territiory: 93 030 square km-s.
Hungary has 19 counties. On this website we introduce you the country through its main touristic regions.
Climate in Hungary
Hungary's climate is continental usually with long hot summers and cold, humid winters. The average yearly temperature is 8-12 °C. On some very chilly winter days temperature can decrease 10-20 °C below zero, especially in the hills, while in the middle of summer temperatures around 30-35 °C during the day are not unusual.
The change in global climate has infuence on Hungary's climate meaning that winter month (December-January-February) are a lot milder sometimes with little snow, while summer begins a bit earlier in the 2nd half of May with daily temperatures above 25 °C.
Rivers in Hungary
Two major rivers the Danube (417 km long) and Tisza (598 km) flow through the country along with several other rivers like the Dráva on the Southern border, the Rába in Western Transdanubia.
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Population of Hungary
Hungary's population is around 10 million but unfortunately it's decreasing, the amjority of the population live in Budapest around 1,8 million people.
Around two-thirds of the Hungarian peolpe are Roman Catholic, about a quarter are Calvinist. The rest of the population is either belongs to the Lutheran, Jewish, Greeek Orthodox
The official language is Hungarian which is part of the Finno-Ugrian language familiy and said to be one of the most difficult languages in the world.
Although the vast majority of the population is Hungarian, numerous ethnic minorities - Gypsies, Croats, Slovacs, Germans - live throughout the country who spoke their native language and do a lot to preserve their traditions.
The international code for Hungary is 36.
Making a phone call within the country: 06 - regional number -telephone number.
The regional number of Budapest: 1
Telephone numbers in Budapest consists of 7 digits while countryside numbers are 6-digit.
Important telephone numbers:
Voltage is 220 Volt, frequency is 50 Hz.
the currency of Hungary is forint (HUF), the abbreviation of the forint you'll seen on price tags is "Ft".
In popular touristy areas like in Budapest or in large cities the major shops accept Euro or USD and in this places, hotels and shops usually accept major credit cards.
It's best to have forints with you especially if you plan to travel around a lot.