Magyarország  (Hungarian)
Anthem: "Himnusz" (Hungarian)[1]
Location of  Hungary  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Hungary  (dark green)

– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]

and largest city
47°26′N 19°15′E / 47°26′N 19°15′E / 47.433; 19.250
Official language
and national language
Ethnic groups
(census 2011)
(census 2011)[4]
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary republic
• President
János Áder
Viktor Orbán
László Kövér
25 December 1000[6]
24 April 1222
29 August 1526
• Liberation of Buda
2 September 1686
15 March 1848
20 March 1867
4 June 1920
23 October 1989
1 May 2004
• Total
93,030[7] km2 (35,920 sq mi) (108th)
• Water (%)
• 2017 estimate
9,797,561[8] (92nd)
• Density
105.3/km2 (272.7/sq mi) (103rd)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$308 billion[9] (57th)
• Per capita
$31,561 (45th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$156 billion (58th)
• Per capita
$16,016 (54th)
Gini (2014)Positive decrease 27.9[10]
low · 16th
HDI (2017)Decrease 0.838[11]
very high · 45th
CurrencyForint (HUF)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
Driving sideright
Calling code+36
Patron saintSaint Stephen
ISO 3166 codeHU
  1. Studies indicate a considerably larger number of Roma in Hungary: 8.8% (and growing)[12][13]

Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarország [ˈmɒɟɒrorsaːɡ] (About this soundlisten)) is a country in Central Europe.[2] Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west.[14] With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union.[15] The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world.[16] Hungary's capital and its largest city and metropolis is Budapest. Other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs and Győr.

The territory of modern Hungary was for centuries inhabited by a succession of peoples, including Celts, Romans, Germanic tribes, Huns, West Slavs and the Avars. The foundations of the Hungarian state was established in the late ninth century AD by the Hungarian grand prince Árpád following the conquest of the Carpathian Basin.[17][18] His great-grandson Stephen I ascended the throne in 1000, converting his realm to a Christian kingdom. By the 12th century, Hungary became a regional power, reaching its cultural and political height in the 15th century.[19] Following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, Hungary was partially occupied by the Ottoman Empire (1541–1699). It came under Habsburg rule at the turn of the 18th century, and later joined Austria to form the Austro–Hungarian Empire, a major European power.[20]

The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed after World War I, and the subsequent Treaty of Trianon established Hungary's current borders, resulting in the loss of 71% of its territory, 58% of its population, and 32% of ethnic Hungarians.[21][22][23] Following the tumultuous interwar period, Hungary joined the Axis Powers in World War II, suffering significant damage and casualties.[24][25] Hungary became a satellite state of the Soviet Union, which contributed to the establishment of a socialist republic spanning four decades (1949[26]–1989[27]).[28] The country gained widespread international attention as a result of its 1956 revolution and the seminal opening of its previously-restricted border with Austria in 1989, which accelerated the collapse of the Eastern Bloc.[29][30] On 23 October 1989, Hungary became a democratic parliamentary republic.[31]

In the 21st century, Hungary is a middle power[32][33] and has the world's 57th largest economy by nominal GDP, as well as the 58th largest by PPP, out of 191 countries measured by IMF. As a substantial actor in several industrial and technological sectors,[34] it is the world's 35th largest exporter and 34th largest importer of goods. Hungary is an OECD high-income economy with a very high standard of living.[35][36] It keeps up a social security and universal health care system, and a tuition-free university education.[37][38] Hungary performs well in international rankings: it is 20th in quality of life, 24th in the Good Country Index, 28th in inequality-adjusted human development, 32nd in the Social Progress Index, 33rd in the Global Innovation Index and ranks as the 15th safest country in the world.

Hungary joined the European Union in 2004 and has been part of the Schengen Area since 2007.[39] Hungary is a member of the United Nations, NATO, WTO, World Bank, the AIIB, the Council of Europe, the Visegrád Group and more.[40] Well known for its rich cultural history, Hungary has contributed significantly to arts, music, literature, sports and science and technology.[41][42][43][44] Hungary is the 11th most popular country as a tourist destination in Europe, attracting 14.3 million international tourists in 2015.[45] It is home to the largest thermal water cave system and the second largest thermal lake in the world, the largest lake in Central Europe and the largest natural grasslands in Europe.[46][47]


The "H" in the name of Hungary (and Latin Hungaria) is most likely due to early founded historical associations with the Huns, who had settled Hungary prior to the Avars. The rest of the word comes from the Latinized form of Byzantine Greek Oungroi (Οὔγγροι). According to an explanation the Greek name was borrowed from Old Bulgarian ągrinŭ, in turn borrowed from Oghur-Turkic Onogur ('ten [tribes of the] Ogurs'). Onogur was the collective name for the tribes who later joined the Bulgar tribal confederacy that ruled the eastern parts of Hungary after the Avars.[48][49]

The Hungarian endonym is Magyarország, composed of magyar ('Hungarian') and ország ('country'). The word magyar is taken from the name of one of the seven major semi-nomadic Hungarian tribes, magyeri.[50][51][52] The first element magy is likely from Proto-Ugric *mäńć- 'man, person', also found in the name of the Mansi people (mäńćī, mańśi, måńś). The second element eri, 'man, men, lineage', survives in Hungarian férj 'husband', and is cognate with Mari erge 'son', Finnish archaic yrkä 'young man'.[53]

Official names[54]
Date Name Notes
895–1000 Principality of Hungary Middle Ages
1000–1301 Kingdom of Hungary Middle Ages
1301–1526 Kingdom of Hungary Middle Ages
1526–1867 Kingdom of Hungary Crownland of Habsburg Monarchy and Austrian Empire
1867–1918 Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen Part of Austria-Hungary
1918–1919 Hungarian People's Republic First Republic
1919–1920 Hungarian Soviet Republic
1919–1920 Hungarian Republic
1920–1946 Kingdom of Hungary Puppet State of Nazi Germany from 1944 to 1945.
1946–1949 Hungarian Republic Second Republic.
1949–1989 Hungarian People's Republic Satellite state of the Soviet Union
1989–2012 Hungarian Republic Third Republic, constitution of 1949 amended.
2012–present Hungary
Other Languages
Acèh: Hongaria
Адыгэбзэ: Мэжарей
адыгабзэ: Хунгарие
Afrikaans: Hongarye
Alemannisch: Ungarn
አማርኛ: ሀንጋሪ
Ænglisc: Ungerland
العربية: المجر
aragonés: Hongría
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܡܓܪ
armãneashti: Ungaria
arpetan: Hongrie
asturianu: Hungría
Avañe'ẽ: Hungyria
авар: Мажар
Aymar aru: Hunkariya
azərbaycanca: Macarıstan
تۆرکجه: ماجاریستان
বাংলা: হাঙ্গেরি
Bân-lâm-gú: Hông-gâ-lī
башҡортса: Венгрия
беларуская: Венгрыя
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вугоршчына
भोजपुरी: हंगरी
Bikol Central: Hungriya
Bislama: Hungary
български: Унгария
Boarisch: Ungarn
བོད་ཡིག: ཧུང་གྷ་རི།
bosanski: Mađarska
brezhoneg: Hungaria
буряад: Унгар
català: Hongria
Чӑвашла: Хункăри
Cebuano: Unggriya
čeština: Maďarsko
Chamoru: Hunggria
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Hungría
chiShona: Hungary
chiTumbuka: Hungary
corsu: Ungheria
Cymraeg: Hwngari
dansk: Ungarn
davvisámegiella: Ungára
Deitsch: Ungarn
Deutsch: Ungarn
ދިވެހިބަސް: ހަންގޭރީ
dolnoserbski: Hungorska
डोटेली: हंगेरी
eesti: Ungari
Ελληνικά: Ουγγαρία
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Ungherî
español: Hungría
Esperanto: Hungario
estremeñu: Ungria
euskara: Hungaria
eʋegbe: Hungary
فارسی: مجارستان
Fiji Hindi: Hungary
føroyskt: Ungarn
français: Hongrie
Frysk: Hongarije
Fulfulde: Hunngariya
furlan: Ongjarie
Gaeilge: An Ungáir
Gaelg: Yn Ungaar
Gagauz: Ungariya
Gàidhlig: An Ungair
galego: Hungría
ГӀалгӀай: Маджарче
Gĩkũyũ: Hangarĩ
ગુજરાતી: હંગેરી
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: हंगेरी
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Hiûng-ngà-li
한국어: 헝가리
Hausa: Hungariya
Hawaiʻi: Hunakalia
հայերեն: Հունգարիա
हिन्दी: हंगरी
hornjoserbsce: Madźarska
hrvatski: Mađarska
Igbo: Hungary
Ilokano: Hungaria
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: হাঙ্গেরী
Bahasa Indonesia: Hongaria
interlingua: Hungaria
Interlingue: Hungaria
Ирон: Венгри
íslenska: Ungverjaland
italiano: Ungheria
עברית: הונגריה
Basa Jawa: Honggari
Kabɩyɛ: Hɔŋirii
kalaallisut: Ungarni
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಹಂಗರಿ
Kapampangan: Hungrya
къарачай-малкъар: Маджар
ქართული: უნგრეთი
kaszëbsczi: Madżarskô
қазақша: Мажарстан
kernowek: Hungari
Kinyarwanda: Hongiriya
Kiswahili: Hungaria
Kongo: Hongrie
Kreyòl ayisyen: Ongri
kurdî: Macaristan
Кыргызча: Мадярстан
кырык мары: Венгри
Ladino: Madjaristan
لۊری شومالی: مجارستان
latgaļu: Vengreja
Latina: Hungaria
latviešu: Ungārija
Lëtzebuergesch: Ungarn
лезги: Венгрия
lietuvių: Vengrija
Ligure: Ungherîa
Limburgs: Hongarieë
lingála: Ungri
Lingua Franca Nova: Magiar
Livvinkarjala: Vengrii
la .lojban.: madjiar
lumbaart: Üngheria
македонски: Унгарија
Malagasy: Hongaria
മലയാളം: ഹംഗറി
Malti: Ungerija
Māori: Hanekeria
मराठी: हंगेरी
მარგალური: უნგრეთი
مصرى: المجر
مازِرونی: مجارستون
Bahasa Melayu: Hungary
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Hṳ̆ng-ngà-lé
монгол: Унгар
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဟန်ဂေရီနိုင်ငံ
Dorerin Naoero: Ungari
Nederlands: Hongarije
Nedersaksies: Hongaarnlaand
नेपाली: हंगेरी
नेपाल भाषा: हङ्गेरी
日本語: ハンガリー
Napulitano: Ungaria
нохчийн: Мажарчоь
Nordfriisk: Ungarn
Norfuk / Pitkern: Hungrii
norsk: Ungarn
norsk nynorsk: Ungarn
Nouormand: Hongrie
Novial: Hungaria
occitan: Ongria
олык марий: Венгрий
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ହଙ୍ଗେରୀ
Oromoo: Hangaarii
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Mojariston
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਹੰਗਰੀ
पालि: हंगरी
Pangasinan: Hungary
پنجابی: ھنگری
Papiamentu: Hongaria
پښتو: هنگري
Patois: Onggari
Перем Коми: Мадьярму
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ប្រទេសហុងគ្រី
Picard: Hongrie
Piemontèis: Ungherìa
Tok Pisin: Hangari
Plattdüütsch: Ungarn
polski: Węgry
Ποντιακά: Ουγγαρία
português: Hungria
Qaraqalpaqsha: Vengriya
qırımtatarca: Macaristan
română: Ungaria
Romani: Ungariya
rumantsch: Ungaria
Runa Simi: Unriya
русиньскый: Мадярьско
русский: Венгрия
саха тыла: Венгрия
Gagana Samoa: Hanikeri
संस्कृतम्: हंगरी
sardu: Ungheria
Scots: Hungary
Seeltersk: Ungarn
Sesotho: Hungary
shqip: Hungaria
sicilianu: Unghirìa
Simple English: Hungary
SiSwati: IHangareyi
slovenčina: Maďarsko
slovenščina: Madžarska
словѣньскъ / ⰔⰎⰑⰂⰡⰐⰠⰔⰍⰟ: Ѫгри
ślůnski: Madźary
Soomaaliga: Hungary
کوردی: مەجارستان
Sranantongo: Ogarnikondre
српски / srpski: Мађарска
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Mađarska
Basa Sunda: Hungaria
suomi: Unkari
svenska: Ungern
Tagalog: Hungary
தமிழ்: அங்கேரி
tarandíne: Ungherie
татарча/tatarça: Маҗарстан
తెలుగు: హంగేరి
tetun: Ungria
тоҷикӣ: Маҷористон
Türkçe: Macaristan
Türkmençe: Wengriýa
Twi: Hungary
удмурт: Венгрия
українська: Угорщина
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ۋېنگرىيە
Vahcuengh: Yunghyazleih
vèneto: Ongarìa
vepsän kel’: Mad'jaranma
Tiếng Việt: Hungary
Volapük: Macarän
Võro: Ungari
walon: Hongreye
文言: 匈牙利
West-Vlams: Hongareye
Winaray: Hungarya
Wolof: Ongiri
吴语: 匈牙利
Xitsonga: Hungary
ייִדיש: אונגארן
Yorùbá: Húngárì
粵語: 匈牙利
Zazaki: Macarıstan
Zeêuws: Honharije
žemaitėška: Vingrėjė
中文: 匈牙利