has a continental climate, with cold, cloudy, humid
winters and warm to hot summers. It is normally not much
snow in Budapest, only a couple of days every year. In
the winter the temperature has an average around 0 and
-5 C. The spring comes early, and is followed by a long
of the population, the mother language is Hungarian, a
Uralic language unrelated to any neighboring language
and distantly related to Finnish and Estonian.
|Currency:||The Hungarian forint, often denoted HUF
and abbreviated Ft., is the official currency of
Hungary. The forint was introduced on August 1, 1946
after the currency peng experienced a period of great
hyperinflation in the year before.
|Population:||The population of Hungary was estimated
at 10.04 million at the end of January 2000, a slight
decrease compared to the 1990 population of 10.38
million. In 2000 the birth rate was estimated at 9.26
births per 1, 000, and the death rate was 13.34 deaths
per 1, 000.
|Capital City:||Budapest is the capital of Hungary.
As the largest city of Hungary, it serves as the
country's principal political, cultural, commercial,
industrial, and transportation centre.
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