Country Profile - Hungary

Name: Republic of Hungary

Location: Central Europe

Time: IST (-) 4 1/2 hrs

Capital: Budapest

Language: Hungarian 93.6%, other or unspecified 6.4% (2001 census)

Area: 93,030 sq kms

Population: 9,976,062 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 23 Oct (Republic Day)

Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF).

Climate: There are four seasons, with a very warm summer from June to August. Spring and autumn are mild, while winters are very cold. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with snowfalls in winter.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 15 Mar Anniversary of 1848 uprising against Austrian rule. 1 May Labour Day. 20 Aug National Day (Feast of St Stephen). 23 Oct Republic Day (Anniversary of 1956). 24 Dec Christmas Eve. 25 Dec Christmas Day. 26 Dec Boxing Day.

Airline Name: Malev (MA)

International Airports: Budapest Ferihegy (BUD)