Budapest: Main Facts
The Capital of Hungary
Geographical Location of Budapest
Budapest lies in central Hungary which is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordering seven other countries, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Austria. The river Danube runs through Budapest entering the city from the north and is the longest river in Europe. There are just over 1.7m inhabitants living in Budapest though in the metropolitan area there are almost 2.5m people, making Budapest the second largest metropolis in Central Europe.
Languages of Budapest
The language spoken in Budapest is Magyar which belongs to the Finno-Urgic language. Tourist related services employ English speakers and many Hungarians understand German.
Currency of Budapest
The currency in Budapest is the Hungarian Forints and the exchange rate is 328 HUF to the £1. It is advised to obtain your Forints on arrival in Budapest as their banks offer a better exchange rate than in the UK. It is not advisable however, to exchange currency in hotels in Budapest as they offer exchange rates at 10% below the going rate.