About Hungary

About Hungary

Hungary is located in the center of Europe, with excellent connections to every capital and business hub on the continent. It offers a developed infrastructure, good public safety, and high living standards, for the fraction of the cost you get in Western Europe.

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Climate in Hungary is pretty temperate, with hot summers and mild winters. August is the hottest, with temperatures occasionally reaching 40 °C (or 104 °F), while January and February are coldest with temperatures somewhat below zero.


Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe, and it is a most popular destination for the summer holidays. The landscape is varied, offering both mountains and plains.


The local language is Hungarian, and it is famously difficult to leartn. It is unlike any other language in Europe: its closest relative is Finnish, but similarities are not easy to recognize.


Hungarian Forints (HUF) have been in use since after World War II, and it will be some time before the euro is introduced. However, many stores already accept EUR notes, and you can pay with a card almost everywhere.


Hungary is well known for its bath culture – wherever you go in the country, you will surely find a thermal spring with a bath nearby.


Tokaj is the most famous wine region in Hungary, with local wines coveted all over the world.

USD 203 billion
USD 21,000
GDP per capita
USD 421 billion
GDP (purchasing power parity)

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9.6 million


93,030 km2

Form of Government

Parliamentary Republic


EU, Schengen, NATO


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Continental (hot summers, mild spring and fall, winter not too cold)

Time zone

Central European Time (GMT+1)