• Hungary is a relatively flat country, being that
it consists mostly of plains such as the Little
Hungarian Plain and the Great Hungarian
• Hungary is divided in half by its main
waterway the Danube.
• Lake Heviz, the largest thermal lake in the
world, is also located in Hungary.
• Hungary has a rich folk tradition. Examples of
this are decorated potteries, buildings, and
• The music of Hungary mainly consists of
traditional Hungarian folk music by composers
such as Liszt, Franz Schmidt, Bartok, and Kodaly.
• In the Olympics, Hungary ranks 9th out of 211
participating nations with a total of 465 medals.
Customs & Traditions
• The holiday seasons in Hungary start with
• One way the people of Hungary prepare for
Christmas is by making a Advent wreath.
• On December 31, the people of Hungary
gather together to make a lot of noise to
“chase” the year away.
• Hungary is one of the thirty most popular tourist
destinations of the world, attracting a total of 8.6
million tourists a year (last recorded in 2007).
• It’s home to the largest thermal water cave
• It’s also home to the second largest thermal lake
in the world, Lake Heviz, the largest lake in
Central Europe, Lake Balaton, and the largest
natural grasslands in Europe, Hortobagy.
• Hungary was a great power until the end of
World War I, when Hungary lost over 70% of
its territory, one third of its ethnic population,
and all of its sea ports.
• Its present form of government, a
parliamentary republic, was established in
• On March 15, 1848, the House of Habsburg
• Hungary’s government is currently a
• The President of the Republic is elected by the
members of the National Assembly every 5 years.
• The President’s role is being a Commander-in-
Chief of the armed forces.
• The President also nominates the Prime Minister,
who is elected by a majority of the votes of the
Members of Parliament.
• Hungary mainly has a continental climate.
• It consists of hot summers with low humidity levels, but
with frequent rain showers.
• The average annual temperature is 45.5 degrees
• The average annual rainfall is around 23.6 in.
• A minor part of southern Hungary has a Mediterranean
• Hungary has two branches of military; the
“Hungarian Ground Force” and the
“Hungarian Air Force”.
• The Hungarian Ground Force is known as the
“Corps of Homeland Defenders”.
• Essentially, this would be known as their