a republic in Central Europe. Its population speaks a unique language that does not belong to the Indo-European language family. 18 Nobel Prize winners are Hungarian, as are many inventors and record-breaking athletes. Despite losing half of its total population after WWI, Hungary ranks among the top 10 based on calculations of Olympic medals per number of inhabitants. Hungarians have the highest percentage of green eyes of any people in the world, close to 20%.
"...I was lucky to have grown up in Hungary, a country that lives and breathes music - that has a passionate belief in the power of music as a celebration of life." Georg Solti, conductor
"Hungary has very beautiful folk poetry." Gyorgy Ligeti, composer