Hungary . In the heart of Europe for 1100 years. The facts. Name in Hungarian: Magyarország (magyar= Hungarian ország= country) Area: 93000km2 Population: 10 million Capital city: Budapest (2 million inhabitants) Currency: Hungarian forint (HUF)
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In the heart of Europe
for 1100 years
The terrain of Hungary
Our closest relatives are small tribes in Siberia. The Finns are our relatives too but we don’t understand each other. Only linguists can find any similarities between the two languages.
The text of the Hungarian national anthem was written in 1823 by Ferenc Kölcsey (1790-1838).
The music was composed by the composer and conductor Ferenc Erkel (1810-1893) in 1844.
Only the first stanza is normally played or sung on official occasions.
Our legendary ancestors, Hunor and Magor coming to today’s territory of
Hungary while hunting a magic deer
The agreement of the 7 chieftains of the Magyar tribes led by Árpád.
It is sealed with their own blood. (896)
The vineyards of Tokaj
The rich grainfields of the Great Plain
Our first king, Stephen I, later saint
converted his people to
Christianity in 1000.
The golden era of
Hungary under the
Our first punishment from God, the Mongolian Tatars in 1241.
Although they stayed here only for a year, they ruined our country.
Finding our king’s dead body after the lost battle at Mohács (1526).
It was the beginning of the Ottoman conquest in Hungary.
The fighting women
of Eger (1552)
Captain Zrínyi’s last desperate attack against the huge Turkish army
at the walls of Szigetvár (1566)
The execution of 13
in Arad after the fail of
the revolution and
war of independence
against the Habsburgs