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Hungary became a Christian kingdom in A.D. 1000 and for many centuries served as a bulwark against Ottoman Turkish expansion in Europe. The kingdom eventually became part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and an announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow. Under the leadership of Janos KADAR in 1968, Hungary began liberalizing its economy, introducing so-called “Goulash Communism.” Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU five years later.

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 Hungary's Most Popular Sights...

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  

  • Aggtelek Caves 
  •  Budapest
    • Buda Hill & Castle
      • Fishermans Bastion
      • Matthias Church
    • Chain Bridge
    • City Park
      • Hero’s Square
      • Konstmuseum
      • Szechenyi Baths
      • Vajdahunyad Castle
    • Danube River
  • Budapest (cont.)
    • Dohány St. Synagogue
    • Gellert Hill
    • Országház (Parliament)
    • St. Stephan’s Basilica
    • Thermal Spas
  • Eger
  • Esztergon Basilica
  • Győr
  • Lake Balaton
  • Pecs
  • Sumeg Castle

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Békés
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Budapest
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Csongrád
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Somogy
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Country Information...
 
Capital Budapest
Largest City Budapest
Government Parliamentary democracy
Currency Forint (HUF)
Area total: 93,030 km2 water: 690 km2 land: 92,340 km2 – ranked 109th
Population 9,874,784 (July 2016 est.) ranked 91st
Language Hungarian (official) 99.6%, English 16%, German 11.2%, Russian 1.6%, Romanian 1.3%, French 1.2%, other 4.2%
note: shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census; Hungarian is the mother tongue of 98.9% of Hungarian speakers (2011 est.)
Ethnic Groups Hungarian 85.6%, Roma 3.2%, German 1.9%, other 2.6%, unspecified 14.1%
note: percentages add up to more than 100% because respondents were able to identify more than one ethnic group (2011 est.)
Religion Roman Catholic 37.2%, Calvinist 11.6%, Lutheran 2.2%, Greek Catholic 1.8%, other 1.9%, none 18.2%, unspecified 27.2% (2011 est.)
Electricity 230V, 50Hz (European plug)
Country code +36
Internet TLD .hu
Time Zone UTC+1
Drives on the Right
Anthem ‘Himnusz ‘Hymn
President János Áder
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
Holidays and Observances in Hungary in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Mar 15 Sunday 1848 Revolution Memorial Day National holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Apr 10 Friday Good Friday National holiday
Apr 12 Sunday Easter Sunday National holiday
Apr 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Friday Labor Day / May Day National holiday
May 31 Sunday Whit Sunday Observance
Jun 1 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
Jun 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
Aug 20 Thursday Hungary National Day National holiday
Aug 21 Friday Hungary National Day Holiday National holiday
Aug 29 Saturday Extra Work Day Working Day
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Oct 23 Friday 1956 Revolution Memorial Day National holiday
Nov 1 Sunday All Saints’ Day National holiday
Dec 6 Sunday Saint Nicholas Day Observance
Dec 12 Saturday Extra Work Day Working Day
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve National holiday
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Saturday Second Day of Christmas National holiday
Dec 31 Thursday New Year’s Eve Observance