THE CULTURE OF
HUNGARY
ABOUT HUNGARY

"The Hungarian people have no lesser calling than to represent their own flourished particularities hiding in Asian cradle..." -Széchenyi István

”A magyar népnek nincs csekélyebb hivatása, mint képviselni ázsiai bölcsőjében rejtező, eddigilé sehol ki nem fejtett, sehol érettségre nem virult sajátságit...” -Széchenyi István

Hungary lies in Central Europe bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatian and Slovenia. Its capital, Budapest, is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world with two different city parts on the banks of the Danube.

The Kingdom of Hungary was a monarchy in Central Europe that existed from the Middle Ages into the twentieth century. The Principality of Hungary emerged as a Christian kingdom upon the coronation of the first king Stephen I at Esztergom in the year 1000 ( his family, the Árpád dynasty) led the monarchy for 300 years. By the 12th century, the kingdom became a European middle power within the Western world.So the history of the Hungarian state until today has existed for more than 1000 years, while other European or non-European countries only take around 300-400 years.

Hungary is a parliamentary democracy and it's been member of the European Union since May 2004.

Hungary's climate is continental usually with long hot summers and cold, humid winters. The average yearly temperature is 8-12 °C.

Hungary's population is around 10 million but unfortunately it's decreasing, the amjority of the population live in Budapest around 1,8 million people.

The official language is Hungarian which is part of the Finno-Ugrian language familiy and said to be one of the most difficult languages in the world. Although the vast majority of the population is Hungarian, numerous ethnic minorities - Gypsies, Croats, Slovacs, Germans - live throughout the country who spoke their native language and do a lot to preserve their traditions.

The currency of Hungary is forint (HUF), the abbreviation of the forint you'll seen on price tags is "Ft".