Hungary is a beautiful country that sits in Europe. It is, in fact, a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is home to many historical and cultural sites. The capital city of Hungary is Budapest and this city is a wonderful tourist attraction that attracts millions of tourists each and every year. The capital city is interestingly enough, bisected into two parts by the famous “Danube River”. Hungary and its culture have been widely influenced by the Turkish and Roman culture and this also includes the wide and growing popularity of mineral spas and thermal baths including the ones at the famous thermal Lake Hévíz in Hungary. These thermal baths and spas have become a deep part of the Hungarian culture as well as the rapid increase in the rate of tourism in Hungary.
The currency of Hungary is the “Hungarian Forint”. The currency code that is used for Hungarian Forints is HUF and the currency symbol of the Forint is Ft. The most popular Hungarian Forint exchange rate that has been searched quite frequently online as well is the HUF to EUR rate.
The Hungarian forint was divided into 100 fillér in the past; however, the fillér coins in the present times are no longer in circulation. The Hungarian forint was first introduced as the official currency of Hungary on the 1st of August in 1946 and this was an important step at that time in the post-World War II stabilization of the Hungarian economy. The currency was able to remain relatively stable until the 1980s. However, the long-term aim of the Hungarian government might be to replace the forint with Euros. However, this seems rather unlikely for quite some time from now.
The name of the currency of Hungary that is “the forint” is originated from the city of Florence, where gold coins called fiorino d’oro were minted from 1252.
One Hungarian forint is equal to about 0.0033 US dollars, which makes the exchange rate very affordable for tourists. If converted to Euros it equals 0.0030 Euros. This is one of the major reasons that tourists are attracted to Hungary and its many cities mainly including the grand city of Budapest because this is a highly affordable trip and the cost can easily be managed in a favorable traveling budget. Shopping in Hungary becomes more easy, manageable, and affordable for tourists and this is the reason that results in a higher rate of tourism in the country.
So next time you are planning a trip to Hungary make sure to have plenty of Hungarian Forints so that nothing can stop you from having the time of your life and you can truly indulge in all that Hungary and its amazing capital Budapest offers.