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Republic of Hungary

Facts and figures

  • Area: 93,030 km2

  • Capital: Budapest

  • State form: republic

  • Administrative division: 19 counties and the municipality

  • Population: 10,152,000

  • Pop. density: 109,2 inhabitants/km2

  • Official language: Hungarian

  • Official currency: forint (Ft or HUF)

  • Primary national and ethnic groups: Hungarians, Croatians, Germans, Roma, Romanians, Serbs, Slovaks, Slovenes

  • Main rivers: Danube (section in Hungary: 417 km), Tisza (section in Hungary: 596 km), Lajta, Rábca, Rába, Zala, Dráva, Ipoly, Zagyva, Sajó, Hernád, Bodrog, Szamos, Hármas-Körös, Maros

  • Largest lakes: Balaton (596 km2), Velence (26 km2), Fertő (southern section, 75 km2)

  • Geographical regions: Great Plain (Alföld), Little Plain (Kisalföld), West Hungary periphery or the foothills of the Alps, Transdanubian Uplands, Transdanubian Range, Northern Range

  • Primary faiths: Roman Catholicism, Protestantism (Calvinist and Lutheran), Greek Catholic, Jewish, Orthodox

  • Main urban centres: Budapest (pop: 1,775,203), Debrecen (211,038), Miskolc (184,129), Szeged (168,276), Pécs (162,502), Győr (129,415)


  • Public holidays

  • 1 January (New Year's Day)

  • 15 March (outbreak of the 1848/49 revolution and War of Independence, national day)

  • 1 May (May Day)

  • 20 August (festival of founder of the state King St. Stephen, national and state holiday)

  • 23 October (anniversary of the outbreak of the 1956 Revolution, national day)

  • 25-26 December (Christmas)

  • Easter Monday

  • Whit Monday

  • 1 November (All Saints' Day)