Hungary travel guide



Hungary is located in Eastern Europe part of Europe. It's total area is 91K km² and 22.5% of it is forest area. As of 2023 it has a total population of 9.6M. 72.9% lives in cities whereas 27.1% lives in rural areas.
Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarország [ˈmɒɟɒrorsaːɡ] (listen)) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) of the Carpathian Basin, it is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Romania to the east and southeast, Serbia to the south, Croatia and Slovenia to the southwest, and Austria to the west. Hungary has a population of 9.7 million, mostly ethnic Hungarians and a significant Romani minority. Hungarian, the official language, is the world's most widely spoken Uralic language and among the few non-Indo-European languages widely spoken in Europe. Budapest is the country's capital and largest city; other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs, and Győr.

The territory of present-day Hungary has for centuries been a crossroads for various peoples, including Celts, Romans, Germanic tribes, Huns, West Slavs and the Avars. The foundation of the Hungarian state was established in the late 9th century AD with the conquest of the Carpathian Basin by Hungarian grand prince Árpád. His great-grandson Stephen I ascended the throne in 1000, converting his realm to a Christian kingdom. By the 12th century, Hungary became a regional power, reaching its cultural and political height in the 15th century. Following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, it was partially occupied by the Ottoman Empire (1541–1699). Hungary came under Habsburg rule at the turn of the 18th century, later joining with the Austrian Empire to form Austria-Hungary, a major power into the early 20th century.Austria-Hungary collapsed after World War I, and the subsequent Treaty of Trianon established Hungary's current borders, resulting in the loss of 71% of its territory, 58% of its population, and 32% of ethnic Hungarians. Following the tumultuous interwar period, Hungary joined the Axis powers in World War II, suffering significant damage and casualties. Postwar Hungary became a satellite state of the Soviet Union, leading to the establishment of the Hungarian People's Republic. Following the failed 1956 revolution, Hungary became a comparatively freer, though still repressed, member of the Eastern Bloc. The removal of Hungary's border fence with Austria accelerated the collapse of the Eastern Bloc and subsequently the Soviet Union. On 23 October 1989, Hungary again became a democratic parliamentary republic. Hungary joined the European Union in 2004 and has been part of the Schengen Area since 2007.Hungary is a middle power in international affairs, owing mostly to its cultural and economic influence. It is a high-income economy with a very high human development index ranked 46th, where citizens enjoy universal health care and tuition-free secondary education. Hungary has a long history of significant contributions to arts, music, literature, sports, science and technology. It is a popular tourist destination in Europe, drawing 24.5 million international tourists in 2019. It is a member of numerous international organisations, including the Council of Europe, NATO, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization, World Bank, International Investment Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and the Visegrád Group.

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💬 Languages

Hungarian is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Hungarian forint [1 USD = 360.652 HUF].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Hungary, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %13.13166469]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 5.8K ATM's in Hungary.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 61.4M tourists arrived to Hungary. In 2019, tourism has contributed to Hungary economy with a total of 10.2B $ income (%7.6).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is fast with 54.44 Mbps. Broadband is 🚀very fast with 180.9 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (1.63 / 10)

Broadband (6.35 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is ❄️ 10 °C and cold. Current 3 months (July, August and September) average is ☀️ 19 °C and hot. Current season (summer) is ☀️ 20 °C and hot.
Yearly average10 °C ❄️
3 month average19 °C ☀️
Spring average10 °C 🌤️
Summer average20 °C ☀️
Fall average10 °C 🌤️
Winter average-0 °C ❄️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2023, gross national income (GNI) was 190B $ and with %0.5 increase GNI per capita was 20K $. In 2023, consumer inflation was calculated as %17.1.

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