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Information about Hungary

Facts about Hungary

The (national) flag
Official name Magyar Köztársaság (= Hongaarse Republiek)
Surface 93.030 square kilometer (2 x the Netherlands)
Inhabitants 9.98 million (2016)
Population density 106 people per km²
Capital Budapest
Currency 100 forint is about € 0,33; 1 € = about HUF 304 (2017)
Road network Near and towards Budapest are some highways. For 3 of them a toll ticket is obligatory. The roads in the west of the country are better than in the east. The roads are not very busy, except around Lake Balaton.
Fuel prices For actual fuel prices in all European countries see Autotraveler.ru.
Code licence plate H
Telephone countrycode 36
Internet countrycode .hu
Time difference GMT+1; the same time as in the Netherlands

Geographic data

Hungary borders to 7 other countries: Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. Hungary consists mainly of mostly flat to rolling plains; there are hills and low mountains on the Slovakian border.
More information at insidecountryinfo.com.

PopulationNaar boven

The majority of the people (98.5%) are Hungarians or Magyars. The main minority groups are Germans, Slovakians, Serbs, Croatians, Romanians and about 143,000 gipsies. About 2 million people (10% of the total population) lives in the capital Budapest. Look at 1upinfo.com to find out more about this.

LanguagesNaar boven

Hungarian is the country's only official language. It is a member of the Finno-Ugric family of languages, unrelated to the Indo-European language family, which contains the major European languages. Within Europe, Hungarian is related to Finnish, Estonian, Komi, and several lesser-known languages spoken in parts of the Ural Mountain region in the Soviet Union. Have a look at 1upinfo.com to learn more about the language.

HistoryNaar boven

Hungary has played an important role as part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire under the Habsburgs.
We have decided not to write a detailed history anymore, since we would have to cite other sources that are often on the internet already. Instead a few links with more information about Hungarian history:
1upinfo.com, a thorough overview of Hungarian history
Spalffy, a brief history, from the 10th century until 1998

ClimateNaar boven

The climate of Hungary is influenced by two weather systems: the moderate seaclimate coming from the Atlantic Ocean and the drier landclimate coming from Asia. It has cold, cloudy, humid winters and warm summers.
More information can be found at 1upinfo.com.

Flora and faunaNaar boven

Hungary has many national parks. More about Hungarian flora and fauna at compalmanach.hu, although we are looking for a site with more information on this subject.

The actual weather

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