General information about Hungary:

    Have you ever been in Hungary?
    If so, you should know it, if not, then we would like first to whisper in the ear:
    “This small country in the heart of Europe at every step and turn always reveals other face”.
    We recommend to the discoverers to explore Hungary from the east to the west or from the north to the south.
    You will experience thereby a lot of things, just one thing will be missing : boredom.

    Numbers and facts:
    Total area: 93,030 km ²
    Population: 10.196.000 inhabitants /1. February 2001
    Population density: 109.6 inhabitants/km ²
    Capital: Budapest
    Time belt: GMT + 1 hour
    Official language: Hungarian
    Summer time: March up to the last October weekend + 1 hour.

    Geographical location:

    Hungary lies in Central Europe in the Carpathian Mountains, the largest expansion from north to south amounts to 268 km, from east to west 528 km.

    Geographical regions:

    50 per cent of the Hungarian territory consist of flat country.
    The large lowlands ALFÖLD extend over the eastern national half, while along the Northwest border the small lowlands runs KISALFÖLD.
    The two largest and most important rivers of the country are Danube and Theiss.
    The Danube has a length of 417 km, the Theiss in Hungary is 598 km long.
    Both rivers cross the country from the north to the south.
    The area between Danube and Theiss DUNA TISZA KÖZE is likewise flat, while the landscape admits itself west of the Danube hilly presented and as Transdanubien DUNÁNTÚL is.
    In the center Transdanubiens is the largest and warmest lake of Central Europe, the BALATON.

    Mountain courses cross the country diagonally:
    west the Danube the DUNÁNTÚLI KÖZÉPHEGYSÉG (Transdanubi low mountain ranges) with its 400-700 meters high mountain ranges (Keszthelyi hegység, Bakony, Vértes, Gerecse, Pilis, Visegrádi mountains)

    and up to the eastern Danube the ÉSZAKI pulls itself KÖZÉPHEGYSÉG (northern low mountain ranges)
    with its 500-1000 meters high mountains (Börzsöny, Cserhát, Mátra, Bükk, Cserehát, Zempléni mountains).

    The highest point of the country is the 1014 meters high Kékes in the Mátra mountains.
    Among popular tourism goals the national park Hortobágy (BUGAC, APAJPUSZTA, ranks LAJOSMIZSE), where the visitors can admire typical house and utilizable animals of the “Hungarian Puszta” as well as ethnography traditions and rider demonstrations.