Where is Hungary?

Hungary is located in the Eastern Europe region at latitude 47.162494 and longitude 19.503304 and is part of the European continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 47° 9' 44.98'' N
  • 19° 30' 11.89'' E

You can see the location of Hungary on the world map below:

Hungary Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Hungary (HU) are:

  1. Austria (AT)
  2. Croatia (HR)
  3. Romania (RO)
  4. Serbia (RS)
  5. Slovakia (SK)
  6. Slovenia (SI)
  7. Ukraine (UA)

Hungary is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Hungary on the World Map

Hungary Related Content

Hungary Key Facts

CountryHungary
CoordinatesLatitude: 47.162494
Longitude: 19.503304
Country CodesAlpha 2: HU
Alpha 3: HUN
Country Flag Emoji🇭🇺
Int. Phone Prefix+36
Capital cityBudapest
Continent
Subcontinent
Europe
Eastern Europe
Country Area93,028 sq km
Population 20219,709,886
World Rank: 94
Median Age42.7
Life expectancy74.5
Major languagesHungarian (official) 99.6%, English 16%, German 11.2%, Russian 1.6%, Romanian 1.3%, French 1.2%, other 4.2% (2011 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+01:00
Internet TLD.hu
Biggest AirportBudapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD)
Average temperature9.75 °C
49.55 °F
Administrative Divisions1 capital city 19 counties 23 cities of county right
Political systemParliamentary republic

Hungary Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupHigh income
World Bank RegionEurope & Central Asia
CurrencyHungarian Forint (HUF)
GDP in 2020$156.7 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 54
GDP per capita in 2020$16,076
World Rank: 49
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesGermany, Austria, Slovakia, Russia, Italy
Top 5 Export CountriesGermany, Austria, Italy, France, Slovakia

Biggest Cities in Hungary

Here are the largest cities in Hungary based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Budapest 1,723,836
Debrecen 200,974
Szeged 159,074
Miskolc 150,695
Pecs 140,237
Gyor 132,735
Nyiregyhaza 116,554
Kecskemet 109,651
Szekesfehervar 95,545
Szombathely 78,324

Map of Hungary with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Eastern Europe Region

Hungary is one of the oldest settlements in Central Europe. The country without seashore is located in the south of Slovakia, east of Austria.

Hungary, located on the outskirts of the Carpathian Mountains, is among the countries to which the Danube River passes.

The country that hosts the Celts, the Romans, the Slavs, and the Avars, has been maintaining its independence since the 9th century. With the richest popular culture in Europe, Hungary is visited by over 10 million tourists every year with its historical monuments, natural parks, and thermal baths.

Geography

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Detailed road and administrative map of Hungary with the main cities and rivers (click to enlarge).

Danube River and Tisza River pass through Hungary, one of the most beautiful countries of Central Europe. Danube River separates country into two parts; the Buddha (Hill) and the Pest (Plain). Heviz Lake, the world’s second largest thermal lake, Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe, and Hortobagy, the largest grassland in Europe, are located in the territory of Hungary.

With 145 protected areas, 35 special parks, and 10 national parks, the country is an important stop for birds during the spring and autumn migration season. Aggtelek National Park, located near Kosice and situated on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is made up of 712 caves. This park, which Hungary shares with Slovakia, occupies 55,800 hectares and is the world’s largest cave system.

With more than 1000 spas and 300,000-capacity SPA facilities, the country serves 450 baths. The capital of Hungary has the largest underground geothermal cave system in the world in Budapest. The Szechenyi Thermal Bath, considered Europe’s largest thermal facility, is also located in Budapest.

Related: Hungary Regions and Hungary Flag Map

Governance

State Structure: Hungary approved the parliamentary democracy regime with the Constitutional amendment made on 23 October 1989. The one-chambered Parliament consists of 386 deputies elected for a four-year term. In addition to legislative duties, Parliament has the power to determine the internal and external policies of the country.

The President elected by the Parliament is the head of the state and is the representative of the national unity; the democratic functioning of the state machinery; is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. According to the Constitution, the Presidents can be elected for a maximum of 2 times for 5 years.

Climate

In a country without seashore, the continental climate is dominant. The average temperature ranges from -1 to 3 degrees in January, the coldest month, while it is between 19 and 23 degrees in July, the hottest month.

Religion

The Christian population is intense. Alongside Orthodox Christianity and Jewish scarcity, there is also a Muslim population.

Industry and Tourism

Agriculture: Agriculture is largely mechanized. 6.7 million hectares of agricultural land, 4.7 million of which are effective areas, 1.2 million of pastures and meadows, 250 thousand hectares of vineyards. Wheat, corn, sugar beet, barley, sunflower, potato, rye, oat, vegetable fruit are the basic agricultural products.

Livestock: In addition to horses, pigs and sheep breeding, poultry farming, beekeeping, freshwater fisheries are advanced. Annual beef production is 1.3 million tons, and pork production is 900 tons. Wool, milk, eggs, other major animal products.

Industry: mainly iron and steel, metallurgy, cement; artificial fertilizer chemical products cotton, wool, silk and synthetic woven, footwear, important industry branches. 49% of annual electrical energy production is provided from nuclear power plants.

Tourism: Developing. 2.5 million tourists visit Hungary every year, including Russia and other socialist countries. To improve tourism, winter sports and hot water facilities have been modernized.

Art

Hungary is a wealthy country in terms of heritage. Like most countries, public heritage is not kept in the land but is kept alive by the local communities in the small villages of Hungary. There are many museums and galleries in Budapest and temporary exhibitions. Budapest’s cardholders can benefit from museum discounts.

Sports

As the sixth country to win the gold medal in the world in Olympic competitions, Hungary has been hosting the Formula 1 races since 1986. Also, football is one of the most popular sports in the country.