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flag Hungary Hungary: Introduction

Capital: Budapest


Total Population: 9,897,247
Natural Increase: -0.2%
Density: 109 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 70.3%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Budapest (2,503,000); Debrecen (200,000); Miskolc (180,000); Szeged (165,000); Pécs (160,000).
Ethnic Origins: Hungarian - 92.3%; Roma - 1.9%; Other: 5.8%
Official Language: Hungarian
Other Languages Spoken: Mostly English, German.
Business Language(s): English is regularly used for business in Hungary, especially among multinational firms. However, Hungary’s smaller or state-owned firms may have principals who do not speak English. In this case, an interpreter may be used for meetings, though it is prudent to agree on this in advance. German is the second most common foreign language.
Religion: Roman Catholic 51.9%, Calvinist 15.9%, Lutheran 3%, Greek Catholic 2.6%, Other Christian 1%.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Country Overview

Area: 93,030 km²
Type of State: Parliamentary democracy
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, OECD member, Ex-Transition country, Emerging Financial Market.
A European crossroads; host country to company headquarters, to logistics services or research and development departments of numerous firms.
HDI*: 0.819/1
HDI (World Rank): 43/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Hungary, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Hungary, Dial +36
Internet Suffix: .hu
Computers: 25.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 29.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 72.0 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 77,76188,178102,44095,17699,814
Exports of Goods (million USD) 83,00895,483112,312103,927108,170
Imports of Services (million USD) 16,33115,33317,39915,79116,461
Exports of Services (million USD) 18,28519,21921,82220,24621,042

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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