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Hungary is a member of the European Union, NATO, OECD, Visegrad Group and is a Schengen state. It has been a parliamentary republic since 1989. The official language is Hungarian, which is part of the Finno-Ugric language family.

The currency is Forint (HUF). Hungary is one of the 15 most popular tourist destinations in the world with a capital regarded as one of the most beautiful cities.

  • Foundation of the Hungarian state: 895 AD
  • Area: 93,030 km2
  • Population: around 10 million
  • Major religion: Catholic (appr. 58%)
  • Major rivers: Duna, in English Danube (417 km) and Tisza (597 km)
  • Largest lakes: Lake Balaton, Lake Velence
  • Highest point above sea level: Kékes (1,014 m) in the Mátra Mountains
  • Climate: continental with four seasons, highs in the summer are 27 °C (80.6 °F) to 35 °C (95 °F), lows in the winter are 0 °C (32 °F) to -15 °C (5.0 °F)
  • Currency: Forint (HUF), see current exchange rates
  • Time zone: CET (UTC+1), summer: CEST (UTC+2)
  • Calling code for Hungary: +36
  • Calling code for Budapest: (+36) 1
  • Drives: on the right side
  • Electricity: 230 V