Official language is Hungarian. Hungary uses the metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Hungary uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
Temperatures in Hungary vary from -20°C (-4F) to 39°C (102F) through the year. Distribution and frequency of rainfall are unpredictable due to the continental climate of the country. Heavy storms are frequent after hot summer days, and rainfall is more frequent in the Autumn. The western part of the country usually receives more rain than the eastern part, and severe droughts may occur in summertime. Weather conditions in the Great Plain can be especially harsh, with hot summers, cold winters, and scant rainfall. The weather of the capital city is humid continental with agreeable temperatures in spring and autumn, during the summertime the climate is warm and sudden heavy showers are common, while the winter is cold and the temperatures are usually under 0 degrees.
Lake Balaton A great variety of destinations from rural, peaceful wine regions to vibrant towns.
Transdanubia This historic region west of the river Danube is one of the most economically developed of the country.
Northern Hungary Great historic towns and cave baths are to be seen here.