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Hungary’s demography and geography


Facts and figures

Official name: Hungary
Area: 93.030 sq km
Population: 2014 estimate -9,877,365
Population density: around 110 per sq km
around 70 % of the Hungarian population live in towns
Capital city: Budapest, area 525 sq km
Time: GMT + 1 hour
Daylight saving time: last weekend of March to last weekend of October
Official language: Hungarian

Look at the map of Europe. Hungary is a small landlocked country in the heart of Europe, in the Carpathian Basin. The greatest distance from North to South is 268 km, from East to West 528 km. The climate is temperate with four distinct seasons – spring, summer, autumn, winter – with minimum temperature –10 C and maximum 20-30 C. The country is fairly protected from environmental pollution.
Geographically, the country is divided into two parts by one of the largest rivers of Europe, the Danube. The Danube also divides the capital city, Budapest which is one of the world’s finest capital cities, the “Pearl of the Danube”, whose wonderful panorama is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The other river flowing through Hungary is called Tisza that is one of the main rivers of Central Europe.
Lake Balaton, the so-called “Hungarian Sea” - the largest and warmest lake in Central Europe - is in the western part of the country, in Transdanubia (Dunántúl).

The lowest point of Hungary is at the Tisza river (75 m), the highest point is Kékes Mountain.

Latest news


01 June 2022

The latest award of Professor András Varró has been the "Miklós Jancsó Memorial Medal", perhaps the most prestigious award in Medical Biology at the University of Szeged (SZTE). We talked to the former head of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School, University of Szeged, and Head of the Cardiovascular Pharmacology Research Group at Eötvös Loránd Research Network at SZTE about his previous awards. We recalled generations of doctors, Nobel Prize-worthy research, the history of the university, as well as Professor Varró's heartfelt interests - in the centenary academic year of the University of Szeged.


He has been fighting pseudoscience for many years, often engaging in a debate with people who would certainly be ignored by other scientists on the grounds that they cannot be convinced of anything. ’What motivates you and how did you start your career in biology?’ We spoke to Zsolt Boldogkői, Professor at the Department of Medical Biology, University of Szeged.


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