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Hungary
Short Description
Country Map Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The capital and largest city is Budapest. Hungary is a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD, the Visegrád Group, and is a Schengen state. The official language is Hungarian, also known as Magyar, which is part of the Finno-Ugric group and is the most widely spoken non-Indo-European language in Europe.

Following a Celtic (after c. 450 BCE) and a Roman (9 CE – c. 430 CE) period, the foundation of Hungary was laid in the late 9th century by the Hungarian ruler Árpád, whose great-grandson Saint Stephen I was crowned with a crown sent by the pope from Rome in 1000 AD. The Kingdom of Hungary lasted for 946 years,[note 1] and at various points was regarded as one of the cultural centres of the Western world. After about 150 years of partial Ottoman occupation (1541–1699), Hungary was integrated into the Habsburg Monarchy, and later constituted half of the Austro-Hungarian dual monarchy (1867–1918).

A great power until the end of World War I, Hungary lost over 70 percent of its territory, along with one third of its ethnic population, and all its sea ports under the Treaty of Trianon, the terms of which have been considered excessively harsh by many in Hungary. The kingdom was succeeded by a Fascist regime, and then a Communist era (1947–1989) during which Hungary gained widespread international attention during the Revolution of 1956 and the seminal opening of its border with Austria in 1989, thus accelerating the collapse of the Eastern Bloc. The present form of government is a parliamentary republic, which was established in 1989. Today, Hungary is a high-income economy and a regional leader in some respects.

Hungary is one of the thirty most popular tourist destinations of the world, attracting 8.6 million tourists a year (2007). The country is home to the largest thermal water cave system and the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grasslands in Europe (Hortobágy).

(Source: Wikipedia)
Wikipedia Link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary
Wikitravel Link http://wikitravel.org/en/Hungary
Geographical Facts
Population 9 979 000
Area 93 030 km² / 359 191 mil²
Drives on the Right
Calling Code 36
Time Zones UTC+01:00
Political Situation
Member of the EU yes
Member of the Schengen Aea yes
Official Languages Hungarian
Description Gets Euro earliest on 2020 January 1st. Not part of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Exchange_Rate_Mechanism ERM II Mechanism.
Medical Situation
Recommended Vaccination
RoutineHepatitis A or immune globulin (IG)
Hepatitis B
Additional Information http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/hungary.htm
Voltages / Frequency
230 V 50
Currency
NameHungarian Forint
UnitHUF
SubunitsFiller
ISO4217HUF
Other NamesHungarin Forint
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forint
SymbolFt
Subunit SymbolDEFUNCT
Cruise Line Cruise Name Days Total
A-RosaChristmas & New Year Celebrations15
Danube Cataracts11
Danube Christmas Markets8
Danube Delta from Bucharest12
Danube Delta from Passau11
Romance on the Danube11
Waltzing along the Danube12
Ama WaterwaysBlack Sea Voyage15
Blue Danube Discovery14
Christmas Time Cruise11
Grand Danube Cruise23
Magnificent Europe16
Magnificent Europe (Christmas Cruise)16
Melodies of the Danube12
North Sea to the Black Sea27
The Legendary Danube12
The Romantic Danube12
Ultimate River Cruise21
Avalon WaterwaysA Taste of the Danube: Budapest - Vienna8
A Taste of the Danube: Vienna - Budapest8
Balkan Discovery10
Blue Danube to the Black Sea14
Capitals of Central Europe 201410
Capitals of Central Europe: Budapest to Prague 201512
Capitals of Central Europe: Prague to Budapest 201510
Grand Danube Cruise18
Jewels of Central Europe: Budapest to Paris19
Jewels of Central Europe: Budapest to Paris 201519
Jewels of Central Europe: Paris to Budapest17
Jewels of Central Europe: Paris to Budapest 201517
Magnificent Europe15
North Sea - Black Sea Cruise24
The Blue Danube Discovery13
The Legendary Danube11
Emerald WaterwaysChristmas Markets for Europe15
Classic Prague and Danube Delights11
Danube Delight8
Splendours of Europe15
Gate1 Travel9 Day Danube River Cruise9
Grand Circle TravelEastern Europe to the Black Sea13
Eastern Europe to the Black Sea: President's River Cruise13
Grand European Cruise28
Old World Prague & the Blue Danube13
Lueftner CruisesAcross Europe15
Beautiful Blue Danube15
Best of Europe13
Classical Danube Cruise8
Classical Danube Cruise (from Passau)8
Classical Music on the Danube8
Danube Rhapsody8
New Year's Eve Cruise on the Danube7
Prague & Danube10
Scenic ToursBlack Sea Explorer10
Gems of the Danube8
Grand Europe24
Jewels of Europe15
TauckAmsterdam to Budapest15
Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure8
Budapest to the Black Sea12
Grand European Cruise24
Musical Magic along the Blue Danube12
The Blue Danube12
Uniworld Boutique River CruisesDanube Holiday Markets8
Delightful Danube & Prague10
Eastern Europe Explorer10
Enchanting Christmas & New Year's Cruise11
Enchanting Danube8
European Jewels15
Grand Christmas & New Year's Cruise13
Grand Danube & Prague17
Grand European Explorer19
Grand European Highlights22
Grand European River Voyage27
Highlights of Eastern Europe8
Imperial Capitals of Europe16
Vantage Deluxe World TravelDanube Holiday River Cruise feat. Prague12
Gateway to the Black Sea12
Grand European River Cruise: Rhine Valley to the Black Sea26
Majestic Rivers of Europe: Castles, Cathedrals & Fairytales15
Romance of the Blue Danube11
Viking River CruisesDanube Waltz8
European Sojourn23
Grand European Tour15
Grand Rivers of Europe22
Passage to Eastern Europe11
Romantic Danube8