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)
In the heart of Europe
for 1100 years
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.
Hungary while hunting a magic deer
It is sealed with their own blood. (896)
The vineyards of Tokaj by Árpád.
The rich grainfields of the Great Plain
Our first king, Stephen I, later saint by Árpád.
converted his people to
Christianity in 1000.
The golden era of by Árpád.
Hungary under the
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 lost battle at Mohács (1526).
of Eger (1552)
at the walls of Szigetvár (1566)
The execution of 13 Turkish army
in Arad after the fail of
the revolution and
war of independence
against the Habsburgs