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"Official name: Republic of..." Hungary Favorite Tip by gcsaba

Hungary General: 167 reviews and 143 photos

Favorite thing: Official name: Republic of Hungary
Area: 93.000 km2
Population:about 10 million
Capital: Budapest
Currency: Forint


Hungary lies in Central Europe in the Carpathian Basin. The greatest distance from north to south is 268 km, from east to west 528 km.

50% of the country's territory is flatland: the ALFÖLD (Great Plain) that occupies the entire eastern half of the country and the KISALFÖLD (Small Plain) along the north-western border.

The two most important rivers, the Danube (Hungarian stretch: 417 km) and the Tisza (598 km) flow across the country from north to south. The region between the Danube and Tisza is flat, while the region lying to the west of the Danube, TRANSDANUBIA is rolling hilly country with Central Europe's warmest lake, the BALATON at its centre.
The highest point is the Kékes (1,014 m) in the Mátra.


The climate is temperate continental. Coldest month: January ( – 1 C); warmest month: August (21.3 C); annual hours of sunshine: 1,785 (in 1996).

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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