Official name: Republic of Hungary (Magyar Köztársaság) Form of government: republic
Official language: Hungarian
FLAG AND THE COAT OF ARMS: Red white green
AND CREST OF BUDAPEST:
UNITS: Capital and 19 Counties
Area: 93,030 sq. km. Total length of borders: 2,246 km Highest peak: Kékes (1,015 m) in the Mátra Mountains (NE Hungary) Lowest point: Gyálarét (78 m), south of Szeged Main rivers: Danube (Hungarian section: 417 km), Tisza (Hungarian section: 596 km), Dráva, Lajta, Rábca, Rába, Zala, Mura, Ipoly, Zagyva, Sajó, Hernád, Bodrog, Szamos, Hármas-Körös, Maros Largest lakes: Balaton (596 sq. km.), Fertő (southern part, belonging to Hungary: 87 sq. km.), Velence (26 sq. km.) Geographical regions: Great Plain (Alföld), Western Lowlands (Kisalföld), West Hungarian border region or Sub-Alps (Alpokalja), Transdanubian Hills (Dunántúli-dombság), Transdanubian Mountains (Dunántúli-középhegység), Northern Mountains (Északi-középhegység) Regions, corresponding to the requirements of the European Union (since 1999, member counties belonging to the planning-statistical regions in brackets):
- Central Hungary (Budapest and Pest county)
- Central Western Hungary (Fejér, Komárom-Esztergom and Veszprém counties)
- Western Hungary (Győr-Moson-Sopron, Vas and Zala counties)
- South Western Hungary (Baranya, Somogy and Tolna counties)
- Northern Hungary (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Heves and Nógrád counties)
- Central Eastern Hungary (Hajdú-Bihar, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg counties)
- South Eastern Hungary (Bács-Kiskun, Békés and Csongrád counties) Administrative divisions (January 1, 2006): 19 counties and the capital, 23 cities with county status Settlements with urban status (January 1, 2006): 266, including Budapest Villages (January 1, 2006): 2,856
Population (January 1, 2006): 10,017,000; (census result on February 1, 2001: 10,198,315) Density of population (January 1, 2006): 108 inhabitants per sq. km. Ethnic groups: (2003 est.) Hungarian (89.9 per cent), Roma (4 per cent), German (2.6 per cent), Serb (2 per cent), Slovak (0.8 per cent), Romanian (0.7 per cent), Croat, Slovene and minor communities of Bulgarians, Greeks, Poles, Armenians, Ruthenes and Ukrainians. Urban population (January 1, 2006): 6,662,000. Population of principal cities (January 1, 2006): Budapest (1,694,000), Debrecen (204,000), Miskolc (174,000), Szeged (163,000), Pécs (156,000), Győr (128,000) Main religions (February 1, 2001, census results): Roman Catholic (51.9 per cent), Calvinist (15.9 per cent), Lutheran (3.0 per cent), Greek Catholic (2.6 per cent), Jewish (0.1 per cent), other religions, including Orthodox (1.1 per cent); belonging to no religion or denomination (14.5 per cent), refusing to declare their religious affiliation (10.1 per cent), unknown (0.7 per cent).
OF FOREIGN VISITORS TO HUNGARY : 40 963 000 (2006)
TIME: (Summer): GMT+2
AIRPORT: Budapest-Ferihegy II/A. 21 kms/13 miles
Budapest-Ferihegy II/B. 22 kms/13miles
DEPARTURE TAX: Included in the airfare.
Forint (Ft HUF)
1 USD = cca. 175 HUF
1 EUR = cca. 245 HUF
CARDS: All major credit cards are accepted. Check the advertisements
at the entrances
WATER: Budapest's drinking water is among the best in Europe.
It meets the strictest quality standards. The drinking
water service in Budapest is the Capital Waterworks Rt.
The Water-works is owned by the Local Government of Budapest.
NAME: Republic of Hungary
Population: 1 719 342 (2003)
Longitude: 19° 11" E
Latitude: 47° 26" N
Altitude above sea level: 138 m
AND PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: Only a valid passport is required for tourists visiting
from the U.S. Canada and Europe (except Albania). Visitors
from Albania Turkey and countries outside Europe are advised
to contact the local consulate.
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Economy Per capita GDP (gross domestic product) in 2005: EUR 8,707 Industries: mining, metallurgy, construction materials, processed foods, textiles, chemicals (especially pharmaceuticals), motor vehicles. Arable land: (May 2005) 48.5 per cent of the country's territory Agriculture: wheat, corn, sunflower seed, potatoes, sugar beets; pigs, cattle, poultry, dairy products. Natural resources: bauxite, coal, natural gas. Exports: (2005) USD 61,861.1 million; EUR 49,720.7: machinery and equipment, other manufactures, food products, raw materials, fuels and electricity Imports: (2005) USD 65,435.3 million; EUR 52,559.9 million : machinery and equipment, other manufactures, fuels and electricity, food products, raw materials. Major trading partners: the EU (especially Germany, Austria, Italy, France, UK, ); U.S., Russia, China Employment pattern (2005):
agriculture (4.98 per cent)
industry (24.3 per cent)
other sectors (70.72 per cent) Unemployment (2005): 7.2 per cent Transport network (2005): railways 7,685 km (2,791 km electrified), public roads 30,874 km (motorways 636 km)
From Hungary: 06 80 630 800
From abroad: +36 30 30 30 600
Hungarian National Tourist Offices's automatic information line provides general orientation in Hungarian, English and German around the clock: information related to incoming and outgoing tourism, accommodation, transport, programmes, tourist cards.Please call information centre at to ask personal questions: +36-1-438-8080
Post address: H-1548 Budapest
TOURINFORM HEAD OFFICE - POLICE-INFO OFFICE
1052 Budapest, Deák tér (Sütő utca 2.)
Opening hours: 8 am – 8 pm