Capital: Budapest

Population: 9,853,470 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Official Language: Hungarian

Unofficial LanguagesEnglish, German, Russian, French, Romanian, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Hungarian, Roma, German, and others

Largest Cities: Budapest, Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged

Main Sport: Football, Handball, Water Polo, Swimming

Political System: Parliamentary Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

National or Revolution Day (March 15)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Whit Monday (May 16)

St. Stephen’s Day – Constitution Day (August 20)

Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (October 23)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Christmas (December 25-26)

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