Hungary lies in Central Europe in the Carpathian Basin. The greatest
distance from north to south is 268 km, from east to west 528 km.
Hungary is divided into 9 regions; Budapest and environs, Central
Danube region, Western Transdanubia, Central Transdanubia, Lake
Balaton and environs, Southwest Hungary, Southern Great Plain, Northeast
Hungary and Lake Tisza.
The two most important rivers in Hungary are the Danube and Tisza,
which flows across the country from north to south.
Hungary's climate is temperate, and the country can be divided into
three climatic zones: Mediterranean in the south, Continental in
the east, and Atlantic in the west. In Southern Transdanubia, summers
is warm, sunny and unusually long.
The Great Plain has the most extreme seasonal differences with cold,
windy winters and hot, usually dry summers.
Summers can be very hot in Budapest and Western Transdanubia, with
winters relatively short, often cloudy but sometimes brilliantly
The mean average temperature in Hungary is 11 degrees centigrade.
January is the coldest month (minus two degrees Celsius) and July
the hottest (28 degrees Celsius).