Hungary

Hungary Overview

Hungary is a small, landlocked country in central Europe. With the eastern half flat in terrain, the western half consists of more hills and low mountains.

Head east of the city and you’ll arrive in the famous wine-growing regions of Eger and Mátra. Aside from Bulls Blood, the flagship red, there are some good local Chardonnays to sample.

South of lake Balaton, is Pecs, Hungary’s most historic and well-preserved town. The transformed mosque, which now functions as a church, is a superb throwback from 16th-century Turkish architecture, and much of the original Islamic ornamentation is still visible.

CLIMATE

The climate varies little throughout Hungary because the country is small and has no great variety of natural features. In general, Hungary has cold winters and hot summers. January temperatures average about 29 °F (-2 °C), and July temperatures average about 70 °F (21 °C). May through to July is Hungary’s wettest months.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Budapest
POPULATION: 9.9 million
LANGUAGE: Hungarian
CURRENCY: Forint
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 230V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +36
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +1