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Hungary

General Information about Hungary

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Hungary is a land locked Central European country with Slovakia in the North, Ukraine is in the East, Austria in the West, with Slovenia in the South West, and Croatia, Serbia and Romania in the South. Its capital is Budapest on the Danube River and is listed with UNESCO as part of the World Heritage list. Hungary's population is 10.1 million with 2 million living in Budapest. It has a temperate climate with its lows of -.1c in January through to 21c in July/August. It has the largest lake in Central Europe, Lake Balaton which has hundreds of natural thermal springs making a warm lake with therapeutic benefits.

Hungary has many seasonal cultural festivals with the Budapest Opera and Ballet Festival, the Sziget being one of the largest multicultural festivals in Central Europe. However, each region has its cultural and folklore festivals. With its history Hungary has many historical sites and ruins to see dating back 2000 years to Roman times. Outdoor activities are plentiful with walking and hiking trails both on the flatlands and the mountains. Hungarians have also developed an interest in golf with a number of professional golf courses available for the tourist. A visit to rural Hungary to see the traditional horse shows are also well worthwhile.

Budget accommodation ranges from youth hostels to guest houses and bed and breakfasts and are generally inexpensive. There are the usual hotels as well as tourist hostels which normally provide 4 person rooms so accommodation is readily available.

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Climate

Find Out About The Climate In Hungary

Hungary's climate is very predictable with all four seasons being very distinctive. Summer time is usually hot with July and August being the warmest time to visit with temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees. Winters are cool with heavy frosts, and snow. A lot of the small rivers and streams in the area are prone to freezing during the winter months. Spring is storm season lingering well into the Autumn months. Rain, mist fog and sleet are common in Autumn.

Geography

Geographical Information On Hungary

Hungary is one of the smallest country's in Europe with an area of over 93,000 kilometres. Hungary has no coastline at all and the closest coast is the coast of Croatia off the Aegean Sea. Hungary shares its borders with Croatia, Slovakia, Yugoslavia, Romania, Ukraine and Austria. It has several large rivers including The Danabe and Tisza Rivers and has a large mass of mountains and hills. The capital of Hungary is Budapest.

Economy

Learn About The Economy In Hungary

The official currency of Hungary is the forint. Their main export partners are Germany, Austria, Italy and Rusia. The agriculture industry is strong with wheat, maize, dairy products, cattle, poultry and pigs being amongst the most common. The main industry's of Hungary are bauxite, natural gas, coal, oil and uranium. The tourism industry also contributes largely to the country's economy.

Festivals and Events

Find Out Whats Happening In Hungary

All throughout the year you will find some sort of festival or event happening in Hungary. If you are a lover of fine music and live entertainment you must not miss the Danube Carnival held in June which is full of Hungarian folk dance, world music and classical music orchestras. Also in June there is the ever popular Budapest Farewell Parade with fancy-dress competitions, masquerade parades and street ball's throughout the all of Budapest. In August they have the spectacular Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition which lasts up until November with artifacts and debris captured from the wreck.

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Attractions, Activities and Tours in Hungary

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