The national symbols of Hungary are flags, icons or cultural expressions that are emblematic, representative or otherwise characteristic of Hungary or Hungarian culture. The highly valued special Hungarian products and symbols are called Hungaricum.
Flags and heraldy
The National Anthem of Hungary and symbols of Hungary - Old School Net: http://supernius.pl/ The National Anthem of Hungary âIsten, Ã¡ldd meg a magyart" (âGod, bless the Hungarians") Hungarian National Anthem.
The flag of Hungary is a horizontal tricolor of red, white and green. The coat of arms of the ÃrpÃ¡d dynasty is also popular.
Flora and fauna
Almost a fifth of the country is forested, however only 10 percent is natural forest. Hungary is home to some 2200 flowering plant species and, because of its topography and transitional climate, many of them are not normally found at this latitude. Much of the flora in the VillÃ¡ny and Mecsek Hills in Southern Transdanubia, for example, is usually seen only around Mediterranean. Here, at the southern SzÃ¡rsomlyÃ³ Hill of VillÃ¡ny Mountains, a formerly unknown plant was found and described for science in 1867 by the Hungarian botanist, Viktor Janka. This flower is the earliest blooming Hungarian flower, the Hungarian crocus, Colchicum hungaricum.
The salty HortobÃ¡gy region on the Eastern Plain has many plants normally found by the seashore, and the NyÃrsÃ©g area is famous for meadow flowers. The Gemenc forest on the Danube near SzekszÃ¡rd, the Little Balaton in the centre of Transdanubia and the Tisza river backwater east of KecskemÃ©t are all important wetlands. Most of the trees in the nation's forested areas are deciduous (beech, oak and birch) only a small percentage are fir. Since the 14th century, over 250 new plants colonized Hungary, of which almost 70 are considered invasive. Many such plants are perennial herbs, that have taken root on plants, causing some of the native flora to slowly disappear.
Historically, Hungary was the second largest supplier of paprika to the USA. Hungarian paprika has a distinctive flavor and is it great demand in Europe where it is used as a spice rather than as a coloring agent.
Food and drink
The traditional Hungarian dishes abound in piquant flavors and aromas. Dishes are flavorful, spicy and often rather heavy. Flavors of Hungarian dishes are based on centuries-old traditions in spicing and preparation methods. The exquisite ingredients are produced by local agricultural and husbandry. Paprika, onion and garlic are to be found everywhere. In the Middle Ages the fish soup was the most popular and the most lovely fishmeal in Hungary. A cookery book from 1860 contains 400 fish recipes. The most well-known specialities of Hungarian cuisine such as goulash soup, the different varieties of stew and "paprikÃ¡s" are red with paprika.
- List of Hungarian dishes
- Ã"pusztaszer National Heritage Park