Travel Information for Hungary
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Hungarian
Other languages:Romany, German, Slovak, Croatian, Ukrainian
Currency: forint (HUF)

1 = Ft310, $1 = Ft278, £1 = Ft370

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.huInternational Dialling Code:    36

For help planning your trip to Hungary including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Hungary trip planning page.

Further information on Hungary

Discover more about Hungary - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of hungary

Total area: 93,030 sq km (690 sq km under water)

Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

Neighbours (border lengths): Austria (366km), Croatia (329km), Romania (443km), Serbia (166km), Slovakia (676km), Slovenia (102km), Ukraine (103km)

Highest mountain: Kekes (1,014m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Hungary from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 51/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 54/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 64/179
ILGA LGBT rightsSome rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 47/174
Overall Ranking:    45/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Hungary     Status: Independent Country

Population: 9,919,128 (rank: 89/196)     Density: 106.6 people/sq km (rank: 75/196)

Ethnic groups: Hungarian 92.3%, Roma 1.9%, other or unknown 5.8% (2001 census)

Religions: Roman Catholic 51.9%, Calvinist 15.9%, Lutheran 3%, Greek Catholic 2.6%, other Christian 1%, other or unspecified 11.1%, unaffiliated 14.5% (2001 census)

GDP (PPP): $196.6 billion       GDP per capita: $19,800 (rank: 53/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.