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Hungary: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities. President: Janos Ader (2012) Prime Minister: Viktor Orban (2010) Land area: 35,653 sq mi (92,341 sq km); total area: 35,919 sq mi (93,030 sq km) Population (2014 est.): 9,919,128 (growth rate: –0.21%); birth rate: 9.26/1000; infant mortality rate: 5.09/1000; life expectancy: 75.46 Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Budapest, 1.737 million Monetary unit: Forint National name: Magyar Köztársaság Current government officials Languages: Magyar (Hungarian) 84.6%, other 16.4% Ethnicity/race: Hungarian 92.3%, Roma 1.9%, other or unknown 5.8% (2001) Religions: Roman Catholic 37.2%, Calvinist 11.6%, Lutheran 2.2%, Greek Catholic 1.8%, other 1.9%, none 18.2%, unspecified 27.2% (2011 est.)

Hungary: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities

National Holiday: Saint Stephen's Day, August 20 Literacy rate: 99% (2011 est.) Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $196.6 billion; per capita $19,800 Real growth rate: 0.2%. Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 2.96 million (2012); mobile cellular: 11.58 million (2012). Major sources and definitions. Upcoming international sports events in Hungary - About Hungary. Olympic spirit has always been an important part of Hungarian history!

Upcoming international sports events in Hungary - About Hungary

Budapest is a candidate city for 2024 Olympic Games, but the capital and also whole Hungary is already on the global map of the sports world. Thanks to this, many significant international sports events wil be held here in the next years. Here we have a list of them! 31st SPAR Budapest Marathon – 9 October 2016, Budapest Budapest Marathon is the biggest running event of Hungary, with more than 27 000 participants arriving from 80 countries.

ITF Takewon-Do World Championship – 12-16 October 2016, Budapest. Baths of the year in Hungary - Daily News Hungary. shares the list of and reports that about 200 Hungarian baths entered the competition to win the title of ‘Bath of the Year’.

Baths of the year in Hungary - Daily News Hungary

It was held for the second time this year and there were three categories the baths requiring votes were lined up in. Hungary. Hungarian Dishes-Typical Food in Hungary. Popular Soups, Mains and Desserts When you visit Budapest do not forget to taste some tasty Hungarian dishes.

Hungarian Dishes-Typical Food in Hungary

Hungarian cuisine surely has some delights for you including hearty soups, stews and game dishes, simple but tasty casseroles and luscious cakes and pastries. This page gives you tips on what typical dishes to try and where during your stay in Budapest. TIP:Hungarian Dinner with Folk Show: a great combination of good, local food/wines and cultural entertainment: have a 4-course dinner showcasing some traditional Hungarian dishes in an elegant restaurant accompanied by a 30-minute folk music & dance program.

Every Friday at 19.00 in a centrally located restaurant. Some basic ingredients and cooking techniques make Hungarian dishes hearty and spicy. Usually sweet paprika is used to make stews, goulash, paprika chicken and hot paprika is offered separately. Although most authentic dishes require lard, nowadays restaurants and housewives use vegetable oil instead of pork fat. Lángos, Hungarian Deep-Fried Flat Bread. In Hungary, whether you’re at the market, at the train station, on the beach or just walking down a commercial street, sooner or later you will smell the bewitching greasy invitation of the lángos, the ubiquitous Hungarian deep-fried flat bread.

Lángos, Hungarian Deep-Fried Flat Bread

You might even encounter this fat-soaked snack in neighboring countries like Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Serbia, or Romania. Hungary's refugee referendum not valid after voters stay away. The Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has failed to convince a majority of his population to vote in a referendum on closing the door to refugees, rendering the result invalid and undermining his campaign for a cultural counter-revolution within the European Union.

Hungary's refugee referendum not valid after voters stay away

More than 98% of participants in Sunday’s referendum sided with Orbán by voting against the admission of refugees to Hungary, allowing him to claim an “outstanding” victory. But more than half of the electorate stayed at home, rendering the process constitutionally null and void. Orbán himself put a positive spin on the low turnout. He argued that while “a valid [referendum] is always better than an invalid [referendum]” the extremely high proportion of no-voters still gave him a mandate to go to Brussels next week “to ensure that we should not be forced to accept in Hungary people we don’t want to live with”. Budapest explosion of ‘unknown origin’ injures two police officers. A large explosion “of unknown origin” rocked a building in Budapest late on Saturday, injuring two passing police officers, authorities have said.

Budapest explosion of ‘unknown origin’ injures two police officers

The blast occurred at 10.30pm local time (8.30pm GMT) inside or beside a ground floor shop on a major intersection, a police statement said on Sunday, which added that two police officers on patrol were injured and taken to hospital. The cause of the blast remains unconfirmed, although a news report on public television said security cameras had recorded a bag being left at the scene shortly before the explosion. Unconfirmed police sources also told local media that an investigation had been launched into attempted murder. Hungary's Referendum On Refugee Resettlement Is Overwhelming — But Invalid. Hungarian women wearing traditional costume cast their ballot at a polling station in Budapest, Hungary, during a referendum on Oct. 2 on refugee resettlement.

Hungary's Referendum On Refugee Resettlement Is Overwhelming — But Invalid

Arpad Kurucz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Arpad Kurucz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. A Rip in the Iron Curtain: Photos From the Hungarian Revolution, 1956. From Budapest to Chicago with one suitcase – The story of a Hungarian refugee of 1956 - Daily News Hungary. Revolution of 1956 Hungry. The 1956 Hungarian Uprising, often referred to as the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, is considered by many as the nation's greatest tragedy.

Revolution of 1956 Hungry

The Uprising was an almost spontaneous revolt by the Hungarian people against the ruling Communist Party of the time and the Soviet policies which were crippling post-war Hungary. The 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The Hungarian Uprising of 1956. Hungary in 1956 seemed to sum up all that the Cold War stood for.

The Hungarian Uprising of 1956

The people of Hungary and the rest ofEastern Europe were ruled over with a rod of iron by Communist Russia and anybody who challenged the rule of Stalin and Russia paid the price. The death of Stalin in 1953 did not weaken the grip Moscow had on the people of Eastern Europe and Hungary, by challenging the rule of Moscow, paid such a price in 1956. From 1945 on the Hungarians were under the control of Moscow. All wealth of whatever nature was taken from Hungary by the Russians who showed their power by putting thousands of Russian troops and hundreds of tanks in Hungary. The Hungarian leader, Rakosi, was put in power by Stalin of Russia.

Hungary country profile. Hungary traces its history back to the Magyars, an alliance of semi-nomadic tribes from southern Russia and the Black Sea coast that arrived in the region in the ninth century. After centuries as a powerful medieval kingdom, Hungary was part of the Ottoman and then Habsburg empires from the 16th century onwards, emerging as an independent country again after World War I.