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Facts about Hungary

Post  Admin on Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:31 am

Facts about Hungary

Name: Hungarian Republic

Location: East-Central Europe (borders with Austria, Slovakia, Ukraina, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia)

Area: 93,030 square km

Population: 10,300,000 (21 percent under 14 and 60 percent between 15-59)
Density of population: 110 (per square km)

Form of government: Republic (parliamentary democracy - 4 year election periods)

Capital: Budapest (2 million inhabitants)

Number of counties: 19
Number of towns: 169
Number of villages: 2,904

Climate: Continental with Mediterranean and Atlantic influences
Average temperatures: January -2C (28F), July 23C (73F)

Language: Hungarian (a very special language, originating from the Finnougric tribe of languages)

Currency: Hungarian Forint - HUF (1 USD = 176.25 HUF / 29.March.1997)

Religion: Roman Catholic (majority), Protestant, Jewish

Urban population ratio: 60 percent

Population increment: -0.1 percent (decreasing!)

Life expectancy: men 66, women 74 (decreasing!!!)

Local time: in the winter GMT+1 hour, in the summer GMT+2 hours (same as in West Europe)

Public holidays: January 1, March 15, May 1, August 20, October 23, December 25, 26

International country phone code: 36

Number of Internet hosts: ~49,000 (September, 1997)

The Hungarian national anthem

Text: Ferenc Kölcsey
Music: Ferenc Erkel


Isten, áldd meg a magyart
Jó kedvvel, bôséggel,
Nyújts feléje védô kart,
Ha küzd ellenséggel;
Balsors, akit régen tép,
Hozz rá víg esztendôt,
Megbűnhôdte már e nép
A múltat s jövendôt!

Listen to the anthem

Hungarians in the World (in thousands)

Czech and Slovakia ~700
the former Yugoslavia ~650
Romania ~2,000
the former Soviet Union ~200
Austria ~70
Belgium ~10
France ~35
Holland ~5
Great Britain ~10
Italy ~10
Germany ~50
Switzerland ~10
Sweden ~16
Other West European countries ~10

United States ~730
Canada ~140
Argentina ~10
Brazil ~70
Uruguay ~5
Other South American countries ~10
South African Republic ~5
Australia ~55
Israel ~220


In addition to the more than 10 million Hungarians in Hungary, there are almost 5 million living in other countries who declare themselves as Hungarians

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