Hungary lies in the middle of Europe, in the Carpathian Basin since its foundation, which 1100 th anniversary was celebrated in 1996.
This country boasts with one of the world's most beautiful capital city Budapest whose wonderful panorama is on UNESCO's World Heritage list (there you can find 2000-year-old Roman ruins and 400-year-old Turkish monuments side-by-side, also very famous spas are located here).
Hungary is also known for its mineral springs helping many thousands to recover their health.
If you get tired of sightseeing, a good way to have a rest is to visit Lake Balaton (it is Central Europe’s largest lake, providing a natural paradise).
Hungary is one of the most important tourist destinations in Central and Eastern Europe welcoming more than 1 million visitors each year.
Republic of Hungary
Capital and largest city
1.8 million inhabitants
92.340 sq km
GMT + 1
GMT + 2 Summer time
Hungarian (generally English is spoken in cities)
Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Romania, Ukraine
Kekes (1012 m)
near Szeged (77 m)
230 volts, 50Hz
Magyar 94%, Roma 3%, (German, Romanian and Slovak minorities 3%)
Catholic 50%, Atheist 30%, Calvinist 16%, Lutheran 2%, Greek Catholic 2%