Common English Name: Hungary
Capital: Budapest

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Official Language(s)

Hungarian
Secondary Languages: English, German, Russian, Romanian, French

Resources

Bauxite, Coal, Natural gas, Fertile soils, Arable land

Neighbors

Austria (West), Slovenia (West), Croatia (Southwest), Slovakia (North), Ukraine (Northeast), Romania (Southeast), Serbia (South)

Ethnic groups

Hungarian (85.6%), Roma (3.2%), German (1.9%), Slovak (0.3%), Romanian (0.3%)

People

Est. Population:

9,874,784

Demonym:

Hungarian

Religions:

Roman Catholic (37.2%)
Atheist (18.2%)
Calvinist (11.6%)
Lutheran (2.2%)
Greek Catholic (1.8%)

Largest City:

Budapest (1,759,407)

Other Cities:

Debrecen (203,059)
Szeged (162,621)
Miskolc (158,101)
Pécs (145,347)
Győr (129,568)

Geography

Region:

Central Europe

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

93,028 km2 (96.3% land, 3.7% water)

Total Land:

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 Disasters

Hungarian

Government

Type:

Parliamentary Democracy

Heads of State:

President János Áder

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Admin. Divisions

19 Counties
23 Urban counties
1 Capital city

Independence:

16 November 1918 (Establishment of Republic)

Nat'l Symbol:

Crown of Saint Stephen

Nat'l Anthem:

Himnusz

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$26,300 (USD)

Currency

Ft (Forint)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = Ft (Forint)276.88

Communication

Internet Code

.hu

Telephone Code

+36

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 138 - Hungary
Posted on Tuesday October 08, 2019

Cultural Notes

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

Sources

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.