Country Profile

Republic of Hungary
(Magyar Köztársaság)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
1000 AD
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
110 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
84 of 242 in the World

The Country


Hungary is located right at the heart of central Europe, and has borders with seven states: Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the east, Romania to the south east, Serbia to the south, Croatia and Slovenia to the south west and Austria to the west.
A large part of the country is flat and extremely fertile, with the Danube river flowing north-south through the middle. A mountainous region – an extension of the Carpathians – runs along the Slovak border and extends into the Great Plain to form the Central Highlands. At the foot of the Central Highlands is Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. The total land area is 92,340 sq km (35,652 sq miles).
The Population of 9.9 million (2000 figure) comprises 90% of Hungarian origin, 2% German, 1% Romany, 1% Slovak and 6% other ethnic groups – including Serbs and Croats. Some 64% of the people are Roman Catholic, 20% Calvinist, 7% non-religous, 4% Lutheran, 3% Greek Orthodox and 2% other faiths. The capital city is Budapest.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Hungarian History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Hungary
Yahoo Hungary page
wikipedia: Hungary
wikipedia: History of Hungary


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Hungary.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Hungarian civil aircraft were registered in the series H-Mxxx onwards from 1919, but this changed to HA-xxx onwards in 1935.

An incomplete all-time Hungarian civil aircraft register listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Magyar Honvédség Repülö Csapatai)

Historical military air arms-
Red Air Force (Red Airborne Corps/Voros Legjarocsapat) [1918-1919]
Air Force (Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légierö) [1938-1945]

Central Government Agencies

Military Sports Aviation (Magyar Honvedelmi Szovetseg) [1967-1993]

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation
Police Aviation (Rendorseg)

Commercial Aviation

Wizz Air

wikipedia: Airlines of Hungary
The World’s Airlines: Hungary

Private Aviation

Pannon Air Service


Aircraft Manufacturers

Corvus Aircraft
Weiss Manfred

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Hungary

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Közlekedési Múzeum
Magyar Repüléstörtenéti Múzeum Alapítvány
Pinter Múvek Hadtörténeti Múzeum

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Hungary

Aviation Bibliography

Hungarian Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Hungarian Aircraft Industry Foundation

Hungarian Aviation History

Hungarian Aviation

Aviation Museums Hungary

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