Area: 93,030 km2
Official language: Hungarian
96.6% Hungarian, 1.6% German, 1.1% Slovakian, 0.2% Romanian, and 0.5% other
Population density: 108 persons/km2
Accession to the European Union: May 1, 2004
Hungary is located in Central Europe, in the Carpathian basin, among seven neighbouring countries (Slovakia, the Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria).
60% of the territory of Hungary is plain, lower than 200 meters. Hungarian hills don’t reach 1,000 meters, except for the highest peak, Mount Kékes with its 1,015 meters. The most important river is the River Duna (Danube – Donau), the biggest lake is Lake Balaton (with about 560 km2 surface).
The average moisture in one year is 500-800 mm. The average temperature is 10 °C, the average temperature of the hottest month (July) is 20 °C, and the average temperature of the coldest month (January) is -3°C. The highest temperature of Hungary was measured in Pécs in 1999: approx. 42°C.
(2000): agriculture 6.5 %, industry 33.7 %, other 59.7 % Machine industry (e.g.: Audi, Opel, Ford, Suzuki, Nokia), chemical industry (e.g.: medical industry, crude oil products), agriculture (firstlings, poultries) play an important role in the economy, but the intellectual products and trade are also significant items for the country.
Roman Catholic, Protestant (Calvinist and Lutheran), Greek Catholic, Jewish and Orthodox.
Coins: HUF 5, 10, 20, 50, 100
Banknotes: HUF 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10 000, 20 000
Voltage: 220 V
Time zone: CET: GMT + 1 hour
Hungary is one of the most visited places in the world; approx. 20,000,000 tourists visit the country in a year!