Hungary

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Hungary

Capital

Budapest

Official language (s)

Hungarian

Area

93.030 km2

Population

10.014.324

Ethnic groups

92,3% - Hungarians
1,9% - Roma
5,8% - others and unspecified

Major cities
(with population)

Budapest - 1.733.685
Debrecen - 208.016
Szeged - 170.275
Miskolc - 168.075
Pecs - 157.721

Currency (-ies)

Forint (HUF), subdivided into 100 filler

Main religion (s)

51,9% - Roman Catholic
19,5% - Protestant
2,6% - Greek Catholic

Time zone (s)

GMT + 01

Dialing code

+36

Climate

Hungary has a continental climate with considerable differences between summer and winter conditions, and rapid transitions from one season to the other. Spring and early summer are the wettest seasons with rainfall often occurring in heavy downpours. Winters are cold with snow cover lasting for long periods of around 30 to 40 days while the Danube River is also frozen over for long periods. Average annual temperature ranges in Budapest are from -4 to 1°C (25 to 34°F) in January to 16 to 28°C (61 to 82°F) in July.

Administrative division

Hungary is divided into 19 counties. In addition, the capital Budapest is independent of any county government. The counties are further subdivided into 174 subregions (kistersegek), and Budapest is its own subregion. There are also 23 towns with county rights.

Major airports

Budapest: Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD)
Debrecen: Debrecen International Airport (DEB)
Sarmellek: Sarmellek International Airport (SOB)
Gyor-Per: Gyor-Per International Airport (QGY)
Pecs-Pogany: Pecs-Pogany International Airport (QPJ)







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