General facts about Hungary

21 Sep 2021

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General facts about Hungary

The highest point in is Kékes at 1,014 meters in the Mátra Mountains

It’s common practice to write the last name first and the first name last

They have won gold medals in every Olympics they’ve competed in

The country has more than 1500 spas

There is a total of 13 Hungarian Nobel Prize Winners

Paprika is very important

Water polo is a national sport

Hungary is the birthplace of famous composers like Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, and Franz Liszt

Literacy of the total population is 99%

The national liquor Palinka is said to cure all ails

Below are some general info such as total population, land area, biggest lake, highest mountain and other general facts about Hungary that might be interesting to know.

Total Population:  9,773,988.

Highest Mountain: Kékes at 1014 meters above sea level.

Land area: 93,028 km2

Borders: Slovakia, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Ukraine

Biggest Lake: Balaton – 592 km2 

National Day: 20 August.

Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic

Primary minister: Viktor Orbán.

Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Official language: Hungarian.

Official Website:

Member of EU: Since 2004.

Member of Nato: Yes.

National song: “Himnusz” (Hymn)

Time zone: CET (UTC +1), summertime, CEST (UTC +2)

Country Number/Prefix: +36

Country Code: HU

Capital: Budapest


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