’There is no place like Hungary. Situated in the very heart of Europe, this kidney-shaped country can claim a unique place in the continent's soul. Doubters need only listen to the music of  Franz Liszt and Béla Bartók, view the romantic Danube River as it dramatically splits Budapest in two or taste the nation's unique (and paprika-infused) cuisine to be convinced.

Hungary's impact on Europe's history and development has been far greater than its present size and population would suggest. Hungarians, who call themselves Magyars, speak a language and form a culture unlike any other in the region - a distinction
that has been both a source of pride and an obstacle for more than 1100 years.’

Source: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/hungary


Name: Hungarian Republic

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

Area: 93,030 square km

 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

Spoken languages: English, German

Currency: Hungarian Forint - HUF

Local time: GMT+1 hour

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

Car indication: H

International country phone code: +36

Phone code of Budapest: 1

Domestic phone code:

Vodafone mobile phone code:

Pannon mobile phone code: 06-20

T-Mobile mobile phone code: 06-30

Highest peak: Kekes 1014m (in the Matra mountains)

Longest rivers:
Danube - Hungarian stretch 417 km
Tisza - Hungarian stretch 598 km

Largest lakes:
Balaton       598 square km surface area
Velence lake   26 square km surface area
Ferto lake    322 square km surface area (Hungarian part 82 square km)

Embassy of the UK in Hungary:
1051 Budapest, Harmincad u. 6.
tel.: +(36) (1) 266-2888
e-mail: info@britemb.hu
web: www.britishembassy.hu

Embassy of Ireland in Hungary:
1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 7.(Bank Center Granite Tower, 7th floor)
tel.: +(36) (1) 302-9600;
e-mail: iremb@elender.hu

Emergency numbers:
Fire Department: 105
Ambulance: 104
Police: 107
International Emergency Centre: 112

Electricity: 230V 50Hz
Electric Plug Details: European plug with two circular metal pins.

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