Capital: Budapest Language: Hungarian Currency: Hungarian Forint
Situated in Central Europe, Hungary covers an area of 93,000 square kilometers. It extends over 250 kilometers from north to south and over 500 kilometers from east to west. It shares 2,300 kilometers of boundaries; with Austria to the west, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia in the south and southwest, Romania to the southeast, the Ukraine to the northeast, and Slovakia to the north.
Hungary is a rather flat country, most of it has an elevation of less than 200 meters. There are some moderately high ranges of mountains, that reach heights of 300 meters or more but they cover less than 2% of the country’s landmass. Kékes (1,014 meters) in the Mátra Mountains northeast of Budapest, is the country’s highest peak.
The major rivers in Hungary are the Danube and Tisza. Less important rivers are the Drava, the Rába, the Szamos, the Sió, and the Ipoly. The three major lakes of the country are Lake Balaton (the largest, with an area of 600 square kilometers), Lake Velence (26 square kilometers) and Lake Fert? (82 square kilometers).
Driving distance map of Hungary (click to enlarge)
Driving in Hungary
Motorway: 130 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 110 km/h
Rural: 90 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h
Useful phone numbers in Hungary
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Ambulance 104, police 107, fire 105
Some useful phrases
Jo napot kivanok (hello), koeszoenoem (thank you), szia (hi/bye)