Come to Study or Research in Hungary
A small country with a rich history of more than one thousand years, Hungary is located in the heart of Europe. The first Hungarian monarch, King (Saint) Stephen, established Christianity in Hungary in the 11th century, pledging allegiance to Rome. In the 15th century, Hungary was one of the strongest European nations in terms of economic and military power, as well as cultural development. Since its foundation Hungary has always played a significant role in the history of the region, as well as the whole of Europe. Acknowledged for its citizens with exceptional talent, Hungary has greatly influenced the international political, scientific and cultural scenes alike.
FACTS and FIGURES ABOUT HUNGARY
POPULATION: 9.935 million
TERRITORY: 93,030 km2
URBANISATION: about 70 per cent of the population lives in towns and urban communities, with Budapest and its suburbs accounting for nearly 30 per cent of the total.
CAPITAL: Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is a metropolis with 1.74 million inhabitants and is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
CITIES: Other Hungarian cities such as Debrecen, Szeged, Pécs and Győr are easily accessible from the capital due to an extensive transport network.
LANGUAGE: The official language is Hungarian (magyar) which is the mother tongue of the overwhelming majority (over 97%) of the population.
CLIMATE: The country’s climate is continental, with an absence of excessive climatic variations and regular natural catastrophes.
GOVERNMENT: Form of government: Hungary is a parliamentary democracy. Hungary has been a full member of the European Union since 1 May 2004.
ECONOMY: Hungary is a market economy. In the last 20 years, Hungary has become an attractive target for investors and numerous major international companies have established their regional centres in Hungary.
In recent years several Hungarian companies have achieved a leading market position in the region.
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