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Last update : 19 February 2019

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Capital : Budapest
Language :  Hungarian
Currency :  Forint
Population : 9 823 000
Area : 93 028 km2

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Hungary facts

1. Independence obtained after the breakup of Austria-Hungary on October 31, 1918.
2. The population density is 107 people / km².
3. The country is 3.3 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is the Roman Catholic church, 37%.
5. The longest river is Cisa, 596 km.
7. The traditional Hungarian dish is spicy stew with paprika.
9. The highest peak is Kékes, 1014 m above sea level.
10. Political system – republic.

11. The capital of Budapest is divided by the Danube River into two areas called Buda and Pest. Buda is a richer part with a royal castle, and Pest is a place of “continuous” fun.

12. In Budapest, there is the third largest parliament building in the world.

13. After London, Budapest has the oldest underground railway system in Europe. The line was opened in 1896 in the year.

Autor: Turyst

14. In Győr is the largest engine manufacturing plant in Europe.

15. Rubik’s cube and pen are inventions invented by the Hungarians.

Autor: MR

16. Hungary has around 1500 wellness points due to one of the largest thermal resources in Europe.

17. The Hungarian language is considered one of the most difficult in the world.

18. According to statistics, in Hungary there is the highest percentage of cancer deaths, and the smallest number of suicides by women.

19. Lake Balaton is 77 km long and 14 km at its widest point. It is one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in Europe.

20. László Bíró invented a pen.

21. Until 2007, 13 Hungarians received the Nobel Prize.

22. The Hungarians won the Noble award in each category except the room.

Autor: Paulina

23. In this country, up to 1,000 varieties of peppers are grown. The sharpest is 100 times stronger than the chili pepper.

24. In terms of AIDS, Hungary is one of the safest countries in the world.

25. Christmas Eve in Hungary is called the Day of Love.

26. According to tradition, December 13 on St. Łucja women can not do housework except plucking pepper and shelling beans.

Autor: Paulina

27. The Town Hall in the city of Gyor was founded by a very rich glassmaker.

Autor: Sierfly

28. The siphon was invented by the Hungarian of Gyor and there is a fountain in this city to commemorate it.

Autor: Sierfly

29. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 60 place,
      – 2018 year – 56 place.

30. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 20,000 professional and 52 000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 23 250 professional and 54 000 reservists.

31. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 155 tanks, 1500 armored vehicles, 30 jet aircraft and 12 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 32 tanks, 1123 armored vehicles, 35 jet aircraft and 15 helicopters.

32. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $1,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $1,040,000,000 .

Autor: Wojak

33. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

Autor: alfa

34. The minimum wage for unqualified employees is 105,000 forints per month and for qualified employees 122,000 forints per month (data from 2015).

35. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 327 480 Ft.

36. The amount of income tax in Hungary is 19%.

37. Men and women can retire at the age of 62 and 6 months.

38. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 3.6% .

Autor: Daria

39. In Hungary, an average person consumes about 13.3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

40. The national alcohol is Unicum and Pálinka.

41. The most beer is beer – 36%, then spirit – 34%, wine – 30%.

Autor: AlkoWorld

42. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

43. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

44. The average IQ level is 98.

Autor: EduKacJa

45. In this country there are 0.9% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 88 641 people).

46. In Hungary, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 58 minutes a day.

Autor: Reebeka

47. The national animal is a mythical turul bird.

Autor: Kos

48. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Autor: Adrianna

49. The highest peak of Hungary (Kekes) is the only highest point in Europe that can be reached by car or even by bus.

Autor: gakamur

50. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

Autor: AutoMania

51. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the regular road is 90 km / h, and on highways from 110 to 130 km / h.

52. In 2013, 591 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

53. 8% of fatal accidents have caused people under the influence of alcohol.

54. In this country, over 3,691,000 motor vehicles are registered (375 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

55. In this country there are over 199 567 km of paved roads including more than 1 477 km of expressways (0.31% of all roads in the world).

56. In this country there are 41 airports, 20 of the paved surface.

57. In this country there are more than 8 057 km of railway tracks.

Autor: Marlène

58. In Budapest there is a 38.2 km metro line (52 stations). It was opened in 1896. Approximately 300 million people use it annually.

Autor: Marlène

59. In this country, over 7 498 000 (2015) 8 588 776 (2018) people have access to internet (about 87% of the population).

60. About 5 100,000 (2015) 5,300,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Autor: NET

61. The average speed of fixed internet is 10.7 Mb / s, and the maximum rate is 53.9 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Autor: NET

62. The national top-level domain is .hu . There are over 625 790 websites with such an extension.

63. The most popular pages with the extension .hu are: google.co.hu, sxc.hu and freemail.hu.

Autor: http

64. The country has 2018 over $27 841 000 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.3% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

Autor: Vinamra

65. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $132 178 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $139,000,000,000 .

66. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 76.9% GDP, or around: $101,644,882,000 ,
      – 2018 year was 73.6% GDP, or around: $102 304,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $10,387.

67. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $182,200,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $120,599,000,000 .

Autor: Komornik

68. 28% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Autor: Łasuch

69. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 127 cigarettes a month.

Autor: VViki

70. You can vote from the age of 16 if you are married.

Autor: Firina

71. The lowest temperature: -35.0 °C was measured in Görömbölytapolca.

72. The highest temperature: 41.9 °C was measured at Kiskunhalas.

Autor: weather

73. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Autor: medi

74. The average life expectancy in this country is 73.6 years (women – 77.6 years and men – 69.5 years).

Autor: Wilga

75. 13 Hungarian citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Autor: redsun

76. On March 12, 1999, the Czech Republic joined the political and military organization called NATO.

Autor: Weteran

77. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

78. In this country, women having their first child on average 28.3 years old.

79. 10 women give birth to 14 children on average

Autor: Nadia

80. The average age people living in this country is 41.4 years old.

81. The country is around:
1 458 000 people (14.8%) in the age range 0-14 years.
6,595,000 people (66.96%) in the 15-64 age range.
1 796 500 people (18.24%) over 65 years old.

82. In this country, about 90 200 children are born annually (0.9% of the population), and about 125,000 people die (1.3% of the population).

Autor: Sara19

83. The lowest located place in the country is the Tisza River – 78 m above sea level.

Autor: Klemens

84. The products of well-known brands are inferior in quality to those sold in Western Europe.

Autor: Co jemy

85. In this country, a ban on keeping dolphins in captivity has been introduced.

Autor: Lidka

86. According to surveys, as many as 36% of the citizens of this country claim that they are not interested in politics (the 4th result in the world).

Autor: Zalin

87. In the place where the borders of three countries join together: Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, a symbolically triangular table has been placed.

Autor: Miks

88. Unemployment in Hungary fell from 11.6% in 2013 to 4.1% at the end of 2017.

Autor: Luiza

89. Left-hand traffic was in force until 1941.

Autor: AutoMania

90. In Hungary there are 53370 km2 of agricultural land (60% of the country).

Autor: Statyk

91. 55 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

92. Mátraszentimre is the highest situated town in the country.

93. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 38 days.

Autor: Statyk

94. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.

95. The work week is 40 hours.

96. 65% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

Autor: Statyk

97. 20036 km2 of the country is covered by forests (22.4%)

98. The last death penalty was made in 1988.

Autor: Statyk

99. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 15%, and for companies 9% (2018).

100. The tax on goods and services is 27% (2018).

101. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3.4%.

Autor: Fan%

102. Hungary has 3,100 kg gold reserves (2018).

Autor: Vinamra

What is the highest mountain in Hungary?
The highest mountain in Hungary is Kékes (1014 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Hungary?
The largest river in Hungary is the Cisa, 596 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Hungary?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Hungary has national colors?
National colors: red, white and green.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Unicum and Pálinka.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a mythical turul bird.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
National sport is football and water polo.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Hungary?
Hungary borders on such countries as: Austria 366 km, Croatia 329 km, Romania 443 km, Serbia 166 km, Slovakia 676 km, Slovenia 102 km, Ukraine 103 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 41.4 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage for unqualified employees is 105,000 forints per month and for qualified employees 122,000 forints per month (data from 2015).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Hungary?
The population density is 110 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 41.9 ° C was measured at Kiskunhalas.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -35 ° C was measured in Görömbölytapolca.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta