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Hungary

Common English Name: Hungary

Capital: Budapest

REGION
Central Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Austria (West)
Slovenia (West)
Croatia (Southwest)
Slovakia (North)
Ukraine (Northeast)
Romania (Southeast)
Serbia (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
93,028 km2 (96.3% land, 3.7% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
2,106 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Temperate
TERRAIN
Flat to rolling plains
Hills and low mountains in the north
HIGHEST POINT
Kekes (1,014 m)
LOWEST POINT
Tisza River (78 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Bauxite
Coal
Natural gas
Fertile soils
Arable land
DEMONYM
Hungarian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS1 2
Hungarian (85.6%)
Roma (3.2%)
German (1.9%)
Slovak (0.3%)
Romanian (0.3%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Hungarian
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
English
German
Russian
Romanian
French
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS3
Roman Catholic (37.2%)
Atheist (18.2%)
Calvinist (11.6%)
Lutheran (2.2%)
Greek Catholic (1.8%)
POPULATION
9,874,784
LARGEST CITY
Budapest (1,759,407)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Debrecen (203,059)
Szeged (162,621)
Miskolc (158,101)
Pécs (145,347)
Győr (129,568)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary Democracy
HEAD OF STATE
President János Áder
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
19 Counties
23 Urban counties
1 Capital city
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
16 November 1918 (Establishment of Republic)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Crown of Saint Stephen
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Himnusz
GDP PER CAPITA
$26,300 (USD)
CURRENCY
Ft (Forint)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = Ft276.52
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.hu
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+36

Because thermal water is so abundant in Hungary, spa culture is very prominent.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ho.html (Majority of information)

http://www.ksh.hu/docs/hun/xftp/idoszaki/nepsz2011/nepsz_03_00_2011.pdf (Ethnic group data)

https://www.ksh.hu/population_and_vital_events (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 7 November 2016

1 Respondents to the 2011 Census of Hungary were allowed to choose more than one ethnicity to identify with.

2 14.7% of Hungary’s population did not respond to the ethnicity question on the 2011 Census.

3 27.2% of Hungary’s population did not respond to the religion question on the 2011 Census.