Political system: Republic
Capital city: Budapest
Total area: 93 000 km²
Population: 10 million
Official EU language: Hungarian
Hungary is a landlocked state with many neighbours – Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. It is mostly flat, with low mountains in the north. Lake Balaton, a popular tourist centre, is the largest lake in central Europe.
The ancestors of ethnic Hungarians were the Magyar tribes, who moved into the Carpathian Basin in 896. Hungary became a Christian kingdom under St Stephen in the year 1000. The Hungarian language is unlike any of the country’s neighbouring languages and is only distantly related to Finnish and Estonian.
The capital city, Budapest, was originally was two separate cities: Buda and Pest. It straddles the River Danube, is rich in history and culture and famed for its curative springs. Hungary has a single-chamber parliament or national assembly whose 386 members are elected by voters every four years.
Hungary has some limited natural resources (bauxite, coal, and natural gas), as well as fertile soils and arable land. Hungarian wines are enjoyed throughout Europe. The country‘s main manufactured exports include electric and electronic equipment, machinery, foodstuffs and chemicals.
Hungary is a highly musical country whose traditional folk music inspired such great national composers as Liszt, Bartók and Kodály. Other famous Hungarians include Albert Albert Szent-Györgyi, who discovered the existence of Vitamin C, writer and Nobel Prizewinner Imre Kertész and Oscar-winning film director István Szabó.
Hungary is a country with a succesful and a rapidly growing national economy where in the past 50 years spectacular progress has been made in the development from a mainly agricultural, into an industrial society.
For those who would like to experience how traditional values can be preserved together with rapid advances in production technologies and information technology, who wish to be present when 20th century agriculture, wildlife management and related environmental policies are modified over to meet the demands of a new era, for those who wish to join the workshops where new strategies are being developed, Hungary is an ideal place to be and an ideal place to study.
Hungary benefits from its position in Eastern Europe as a trading hub. Since its adhesion to the Europe, the market place is growing up quickly and offer great opportunities in the Capital, Budapest. Information technology and modern agriculture are some of the most fruitful career choices in the country.
Hungary has many historic sites and is full of culture. If you want further information on accommodation visit http://www.metroroommates.com/state_rentals/hungary_rentals.asp. Alternatively view the accommodation provided by the university you choose to study.
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