Basic information

Hungary

Territory: 93 030 km2
Poplation: 10 030 975
Population density: 108 pop./km2
Captial: Budapest
Counties: 19 counties + 1 capital
Form of government: Republic
Official language: Hungarian (magyar)
Currency: Forint
Neighbouring countries: Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia
Time zone: GMT + 1
Driving: on the left side of the road

Budapest

Territory: 525,16 km2
Population: 1 733 685 (2011)
Districts: 23

Budapest is both the largest city of Hungary as well as its capital. The city consists of 3 parts: Óbuda, Buda and Pest. The two main parts (Pest and Buda) are separated by the Danube river. The two sides of the city are connected by 7 road bridges and 2 railway bridges.

The ever changing and evolving, bustling city of Budapest is a fascinating blend of historical heritage and the emerging contours of a modern, European metropolis. Young students and professionals hoping to emerge themselves in culture and entertainment are greeted by a wide variety of events and programs, seven days a week.

Important and emergency numbers

Police: 107
Ambulance: 104
Fire department: 105
General emergency number: 112
Tourist information: +36 1 438 8080
Ambulance in English and German: +36 1 311 1666

National holidays

On days that are registered as official national holidays, schools, public institutions and most businesses are closed. Besides knowing the dates it is also nice to know what we are celebrating on these days:

1st January - New Year’s Day
15th March - National holiday
April - Easter Monday
1st May - Labour Day
May - Whit Monday
20th August - National Day
23rd October - Republic Day
1st November - All Saint’s Day
25th and 26th December – Christmas

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