History & Landscape
A European country that is completely landlocked, Hungary has an extensive history and culture. Founded in the 9th century, the Hungary of today has a population of over 9 million citizens. Budapest is the country's capitial and is intersected by the famed Danube River, known for its beauty and size. Other natural wonders include the country's vast lowland expanses dotted with the Northern and Bakony mountains. Although there are few freshwater lakes, Lake Balaton postions itself in Hungary and is the largest of its kind in central Europe.
Culture & Art
Hungary's most iconic cultural and historical figures and landmarks have held strong through the ages. The flag, which contains three horizontal stripes of red, white, and green represents strength, faithfulness, and hope. Hungary's use of paprika red peppers has made it an iconic part of the cultural as as well. The most prized artistic tradition of the Hungarian people is their extroidinary pottery. Known as Black Ceramics (due to the use of black clay), these pieces represent the infkluence of transdanubuan culture on the country. Additionally, Hungary's Herend Porcelain is one of the largest porcelain producers in the world.
This colorful and unique ornament captures the essence of Hungary and would make a perfect gift or addition to your own collection. Celebrate your heritage or remember a visit to this beautiful country.