Hungary, officially in English the Republic of Hungary is a landlocked country in the Carpathian Basin of Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. The capital is Budapest. Hungary is a member of OECD, NATO, EU and is a Schengen-state.
Official language: Hungarian
Government: parliamentar republic
Recognized as kingdom: 1000
Area: 93,030 km2
Population: 10,041,000 (2008 February)
Currency: Forint (HUF)
Time zone: CET (UCT+1), summer (DST): CEST (UCT+2)
Internet TLD: .hu
Calling code: +36
Hungary has a Continental climate, with hot summers with low overall humidity levels but frequent rain showers and frigid to cold snowy winters. Average annual temperature is 9.7 °C (49.5 °F). Temperature extremes are about 42 °C (110 °F) in the summer and −29 °C (−20 °F) in the winter. Average temperature in the summer is 27 to 35 °C (81 to 95 °F), and in the winter it is 0 to −15 °C (32 to 5 °F). The average yearly rainfall is approximately 600 millimetres (24 in). A small, southern region of the country near the city of Pécs enjoys a reputation for a Mediterranean climate, but in reality it is only slightly warmer than the rest of the country and still receives snow during the winter.