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Hungary became a Christian kingdom in A.D. 1000 and for many centuries served as a bulwark against Ottoman Turkish expansion in Europe.

The kingdom eventually became part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and an announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow.

Under the leadership of Janos KADAR in 1968, Hungary began liberalizing its economy, introducing so-called "Goulash Communism." Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU five years later.

  • Benedictine Abbey in Tihany;
  • Caves of Lillafüred;
  • Eger Castle;
  • Visegrad Royal Palace;
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral,
  • Pecs; Budapest (includes Parliament Building, Buda Castle District, Hungarian National Museum, Millennium Monument in Heroes Square);
  • Soporon;
  • Esztergom Basilica;
  • Aggtelek National Park
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
  • Time Zone
    UTC +1
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    93 028 Km2
  • Population
    9 699 577
  • Main Languages
    Hungarian, English, German, Russian
  • Currency
    Forints (HUF)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 33600
  • Airports
  • Heliports

    Temperate; cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers

    Hungarian 85.6%, Romani 3.2%, German 1.9%, other 2.6%, unspecified 14.1% (2011 est.)

    Chocolates and flowers are common gifts when invited to a Hungarian household, while wine is less common.

    Goulash — a spicy tomato-and-paprika-based stew of beef, noodles, potatoes, and other vegetables

    High-income EU and OECD economy; decreasing government spending; increasing judicial independence concerns; flat income taxation; increasingly dependent on energy imports; strong tourism and automotive manufacturing

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