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Country fact sheet – Hungary

Country fact sheet – Hungary

Official Name

The Republic of Hungary

Geographical location

Central Europe (47 00 N, 20 00 E)


93,028 km2


10.0 million



Principal cities

Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged, Pecs

Neighbouring countries

Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

Ethnic groups

Hungarian, Roma


Oceanic, continental as well as Mediterranean climates. The average temperatures for the hottest (July) and coldest (January) months are 20°C and 2°C.

Official language


Major religions

Catholic, Calvinist and Lutheran

Time zone

GMT + 1  (behind Hong Kong by 7 hours)
GMT + 2  (behind Hong Kong by 6 hours in summer)

International dialling code



Hungarian forint (HUF); US$1= app. HUF 226.0 (31 Aug 2010)

Visa requirement

Visa-free access for HKSAR passport holders

Business hours

Private and government offices

8:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Monday to Friday


8:00 am to 3:00 pm,
Monday to Thursday
8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Friday


10:00 am to 6:00 pm,
Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday


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