Hungary is one of the most beautiful country in Europe. Its capital, Budapest is an outmost beautiful city, providing everything you need to live a happy life full of new experiences.
Enjoy some nice pictures about the capital of Hungary. You will see the beauty in every detail.
Location of Hungary
Hungary is situated in Central Europe bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Its capital, Budapest, is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world with two different city parts divided by the river Danube.
Hungary is a parliamentary democracy and it's been member of the European Union since May 2004.
Territiory: 93 030 square km-s.
Climate in Hungary
Hungary's climate is continental usually with long hot summers and cold, humid winters The average yearly temperature is 8-12 °C. On some very chilly winter days temperature can decrease 10-20 °C below zero, especially in the hills, while in the middle of summer temperatures around 30-35 °C during the day are not unusual.
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Hungary's population is around 10 million but unfortunately it's decreasing, the majority of the population live in Budapest around 1,8 million people.
The official language is Hungarian which is part of the Finno-Ugrian language family and said to be one of the most difficult languages in the world.
The international code for Hungary is 36.
Making a phone call within the country: 06 - regional number -telephone number.
The regional number of Budapest: 1
Telephone numbers in Budapest consists of 7 digits while countryside numbers are 6-digit.
Important telephone numbers:
- General Emergency: 112
- Ambulance: 104
- Police: 107
- Fire service: 105
Voltage is 220 Volt, frequency is 50 Hz.
The currency of Hungary is forint (HUF), the abbreviation of the forint you'll seen on price tags is "Ft".
Coins: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200
Bank notes: 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10 000, 20 000
In popular touristy areas like in Budapest or in large cities the major shops accept Euro or USD and in this places, hotels and shops accept major credit cards.
It's best to have forints with you especially if you plan to travel around a lot.
- 1st January - New Year's Day
- 15th March - Day of the 1848/49 Revolution and War of Independence against the Habsburg Monarchy
- Easter Monday
- 1st May - Labour Day
- Whitsun Monday
- 20th August - Day of Foundation of the Hungarian State and St Stephen's day
- 23rd October - Hungary commemorates the revolution against the Soviet communist regime in 1956
- 1st November - All Saints' Day
- 25th-26th December - Christmas
Offices and the majority of shops are closed on public holidays. Public transport services operate on different schedule than on weekdays so it's best to check the timetables before your departure.
Cafés, restaurant, smaller shops, baths are open in places visited by tourists.