Embassy in India
New Delhi2/50 M, Niti Marg
Monday To Thursday: 9.00A.M. to 1.00 P.M. ,2.00 P.M. to 4.30 P.M., Friday: 9.00 A.M. to 2.30
Phone : +91-11-2611 4737, 2611 4738, 2611 4739, 2611 4740 (O)
Fax : +91-11-2688 6742
Honorary Consulate of Hungary
KolkataMr. Rathindra Nath Datta
Set 1, Salt Lake
Monday To Thursday: 9.00A.M. to 1.00 P.M. , 2.00 P.M. to 4.30 P.M., Friday: 9.00 A.M. to 2.30
Phone : +91-33-6451 7335 (O)
Fax : +91-33-2357 2761
ChennaiMr. M.A. Alagappan
Monday To Friday : 9.30 A.M. to 5.30 P.M
Phone : +91-44-2435 7051 (O)
Fax : +91-44-2435 5185
Indian Embassy in
BerlinH-1025 Budapest Buzavirag u. 14
Phone : 0036-1-325-7742 /43
Fax : 0036-1-325-7745
and largest city
|Ethnic groups (2011)||83.7% Hungarians
14.7% not declared
|Drives on the||right|
|Patron saint||Virgin Mary|
|ISO 3166 code||HU|
Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Its capital, Budapest, is bisected by the Danube River. Its cityscape is studded with architectural landmarks from Buda’s medieval Castle Hill and grand neoclassical buildings along Pest’s Andrássy Avenue to the 19th-century Chain Bridge. Turkish and Roman influence on Hungarian culture includes the popularity of mineral spas, including at thermal Lake Hévíz.
Hungary is an OECD high-income mixed economy with very high human development index and skilled labour force with the 13th lowest income inequality in the world, Hungary continues to be one of the leading nations for attracting foreign direct investment in Central and Eastern Europe.Budapest is the financial and business capital of Hungary. The capital is a significant economic hub, classified as an Alpha- world city in the study by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network and it is the second fastest-developing urban economyin Europe
The alluvial soils of the Great Hungarian Plain are highly fertile. Soils in the northern highland river basins are generally fertile, but in much of Hungary the soil is of a loose type, called loess. The main mineral resources are: bauxite, coal, oil, natural gas, manganese, uranium, lignite, and iron ore.
Higher education is regulated at the national level inHungary. Most universities and colleges are publicly funded, with a small number of universities which are privately owned or run by Churches.Hungary has been taking part in the Bologna Process since 1999, whose most important goal is the creation of the European Higher Education Area. In force from September 1, 2006 the new Bologna regime three-cycle degree system has been introduced. The first degree programmes (3 to 4 years) lead to Baccalaureus/Bachelor’s degrees, while second degree programmes (1 to 2 years) lead to Magister / Master’s degrees. Unified, undivided, long-term Master’s degree programmes (5 to 6 years) are offered in some fields of study, e.g. in human medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, architecture, law and in a few programmes of art education. All Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees grant access to the labor market. Based on a Magister/Master’s degree or its foreign equivalent, PhD or Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) degrees as third cycle degrees can be awarded after 3 years of study.
Budapest became one of Central Europe's most popular tourist attractions in the 1990s. Attractions in the city include Buda Castle which houses several museums including the Hungarian National Gallery, the Matthias Church, the Parliament Building and the City Park.The city has many museums, three opera houses, and thermal baths. Buda Castle, the Danube River embankments and the whole ofAndrássy Avenue have been recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The climate of the Hungary can be described as typical European continental influenced climate with warm, dry summers and fairly cold winters. January is the coldest month with daytime temperatures usually around zero, but in some cases winter months can be very cold with temperatures far below zero and strong, cold northeasterly winds, called Bora, especially in the mountainous regions. Heavy snowfall or even snowstorms are also possible on some days there; the yearly average number of days with snow is less than 40 in the low-land regions and up to 120 days in the mountainous regions of Hungary.
Lightweight cottons and linens during summer months; an umbrella or raincoat is advised for local showers. Warmer medium-weights to heavyweights and rainwear are needed during the winter months. A sweater may be needed throughout the year in the evenings or for trekking in the mountains, even in the summer.