Area: 35,919 square miles
Languages: Hungarian (Magyar) is the official language; English is also spoken and understood by those who regularly come into contact with tourists.
Location: Hungary is bordered by Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia-Montenegro, Romania, Ukraine, and Slovakia.
Geography: A landlocked country in central Europe, most of Hungary is a fertile, rolling plain lying east of the Danube River, and drained by the Danube and Tisza Rivers.
Population (2007 estimate): 9,956,108
Religion: Roman Catholic 52%, Calvinist 16%, Lutheran 3%, other 14%, unaffiliated 15%
Time zone: Hungary is on Central European Time, six hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is noon in Budapest. Daylight Saving Time begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October.