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Hungary in Europe In the centre of Europe the relatively small state lies. 93.030 km˛, 35,919 square miles or one percent of the European landmass is covered by it. Lain in the Basin of the Carpaths the country is surrounded by the Alps in the west, the Danube and the Carpathian Mountains in the north, the Drava in the Southwest. In the east and Southeast the borders do not follow a clear topographic frame to Romania and Serbia. From the north in the clockwise direction are Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria the neighbours. About a quarter of the country is hilly or covered by mountains, the rest is flat country. The small and large Hungarian lowlands are lain close to the Austrian border and extensively in the east of the Danube. Not far from Szeged is lain the with 78 m or 256 ft lowest place, in the hilly north is the Kékes with 1014 m or 3,327 ft the highest point of the country. The north Hungarian mountains Mátra and Bükk are already part of the Carpathian Mountains. Transdanubia - the country in the west of the Danube - is predominantly a hill landscape, which increases in the south to a low mountain range. Along the west border some very small and low parts of the Alps are reach the country.
Hungary has a predominantly continental climate of the moderate zone. Warm and steady summers, short and heavy winters are normal. However temporarily also oceanic and subtropical influences are to be felt due to the peripheral location in the climatic area particularly in the west of the country.

Average values Extreme values
 Celsius  Fahrenheit Celsius Fahrenheit
Yearly temperatures 9,7° C   49,5° F
Temperatures January -2,1° C 28.2 F -30° C - 22° F
Temperatures July 20,0° C 68,0° F 38° C 100° F
Precipitation lowlands 470 - 550 mm
Precipitation northern mountains 700 - 800 mm
Sun hours in the year 1.700 h - 2.200 h
Flora and Fauna
Approximately 18 percent of the country are wooded. The forest consists particularly of oaks, lime trees, beeches and other deciduous trees. In landscape protection areas live hares, foxes, red game and wild pigs in large numbers. In the lake-areas are domestic ducks, herons, cranes and storks. Furthermore the to a large lowland Alföld is a refuge for many migratory birds.

The Hungarian is a Finno-Ugrian language, which is written in Latin letter. There are numerous leaning words from the Turkish, German, and the French, Latin and from Slavic languages. The office language is Hungarian. Many Hungarians learned also German, and ever more - especially in the cities - speak English. Many Hungarians are also able to talk Russian, even if they do not use the language gladly.

Money, economics and tourism

Hungarian mones (1.000 and 10.000 Forint) The Hungarian currency is the Forint. Formerly it has been divided into 100 Filler, but those are abolished, as well as the coins of 1 and 2 Forint. Because you already need about 3 Forint for one Eurocent the need of a smaller currency-unit is doubtful. 1.000 Forint are according to the actual exchange rate €. Here you find our calculators forEuro and Pound Sterling. There are coins of 5,  10,  20,  50 and 100 Forint and notes of 200,  500,  1.000,  2.000,  5.000,  10.000 and meanwhile also 20.000 Forint. There are hopes to introduce the Euro, but there are still no agreements about. In most shops can be paid cash only, larger enterprises and most petrol stations accept credit cards and allow electronic cash. Cash distributors can be found in the cities and some larger villages, here you get the best exchange rates! Traveller cheques can be sold at the banks. Please take care for enough cash, foreign currencies are only accepted very little, more in the tourist centres, less in the rest of the country. Please pay attention on the exchange rates an commissions, in some cases commission-free exchange is offered, but sometimes this is for exchanging Forint in foreign currencies only, not for the other way round!
The Hungarian national economy can look back regardless the bad proposes on a successful year. The economic growth of approximately 4% shows large dynamics and exceeds the average of the European Union. The growth was accompanied positive development of the equilibrium indices by an exceeding, all expectations, while the purchasing power of the wages rose noticeably at the same time and unemployment decreased. We arranged information about investments here for you:
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Important industry of Hungary is the tourism. This concentrates particularly around the Lake Balaton and in Budapest. In addition the many thermal baths have a special attraction on patients and people looking for recovery, because of their strong healing water. However in the last years also foriegners discovered the pictorial villages and rest-donating rural landscapes. Who its own discovery journey would like to start finds here the necessary information:
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Today Hungary has 10.222.529 inhabitants (census of 1999). The today's Hungary can be designated despite numerous national minorities as a one-language state.
Chorus of the German minority in Tolna On the one hand many members profess themselves of the minorities to Hungarian as native language and maintain beside it its own language and culture, on the other hand Hungary was made extremely smaller after the First World War in the contract by Trianon and took away all mixed populated areas on benefit of the neighbour states. One estimates that there are 5 million Hungary outside of the country, that is half of humans living in the country. The largest minority is the Roma, which has however no officially accepted native language. The sources do not give clear information over number of Roma; it can be 150.000 as well as millions are possible. The second minority is still clear those are the Germans, over 200.000 humans constitutes, of who however indicated only scarcely 40.000 to prefer German as language. Further live in each case around the hundred thousand Slovaks and Croats and some ten thousand Romanians in the country. Poland, Greeks, Armenians, Bulgarian, Ruthens and Ukrains are all - partially clearly - under parts per thousand of the total population.
The minorities enjoy protection of the legislation and the constitution. For conversion 1990 the office for national and ethnical minorities was created. The offer results in a various and eventful cultural life. Generally the minority politics function also in practice quite well, only with the Roma the country has its problems. Socially pushed to the edge - settled in many cities and municipalities literally in own settlements at the edge - it is not amazing that these developed a parallel society. Dismantling of the prejudices on both sides and offer of and will for integration are needed extremely.
Governmental System
The Hungarian Parliament Hungary changed its state-legal face in the past two decades dramatically. The People's Republic does not exist any more, today is Hungary a republic with a multiple party system and a democratically legitimised government. From 1990 to 2002 majority conditions in the one-chamber parliament and concomitantly the government changed with beautiful regularity of the elections at the end of a four years old legislative period. The Hungarians use the possibilities of the democracy. First in 2006 the social liberal coalition has been re-elected. In 2010 this has been replaced by the rightwing populist party "Federation of Young Democrats" (FIDESZ).
Independently of the conservative or social-democratic background of the governments one line pulled itself through politics, Hungary changed inconceivably many regulations to convert to the democratic constitutional state with social free-market economy, whereby the social component seems weakly compared with west Europe. In the meantime Hungary is since some years member of NATO and became at May 1st 2004 part of the European Union.
President János Áder Prime Minister Viktor Orbán A president leads the republic, who is elected by the parliament for five years in secret elections. To get into duty a majority of two third of the representatives have to choose him, so a broad support of the social forces is expected. In 2012 János Áder followed Pál Schmitt, who resigned because he got his academic title by fraud, as President of the Republic. The President appoints ministers and proposes a Prime Minister to the Parliament for election. This is the chief of the executive. His election means at the same time the acceptance of its government program. After the immense victory of the FIDESZ in April 2010, the right-wing populist Viktor Orbán became Prime Minister again after having been set out of duty eight years earlier in disgrace of the voters. During his first term Hungary fell from being a leading reform country to the problem child of Central Europe. Already during In the first weeks of his second term breaking with the IMF and European authorities is expected.

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Magyar Kúria Real Estate Limited with office in Várong, nearby the thermal bath of Igal in Hungary, looks at herself not as real estate agent only, but mostly as service enterprise around the subject real estate, it doesn't matter whether used or for construction of your house or vacation-home, on your own or a by us purchased property, as a vacation-house, or for living there. On behalf a house in the tourist centres, as for example Siófok at Lake Balaton we can offer you your own farmhouse in a for village tourism interesting settlements, or just a townhouse in Kaposvár, Pécs or other towns. We will help you with your cure or vacation and also if you plan to invest between Balaton and Drava, we work for you in the komitats Somogy, Tolna and Baranya. For all questions you can contact our customers service.