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Hungary

Hungary Hungary is a country with a bit of everything, because of its mixed influence by east and west, sourrounded by counties like Slovakia, Romania and Croatia. In western Hungary is situated the Lake balaton which is the second largest inland lake in Europe and a very visited place by tourists. The very historical capital Budapest lying right in the middle of the country, is a city in growth though retaining a strong sence of history, and therefore there is plenty to experience.

Area: 93.054 Km²
Population: 10.106.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 109 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary democracy
Capital: Budapest (1.910.000 pop.)
Major cities: Debrecen 211.000 pop., Miskolc 180.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Hungarian 97%, German, Slovakian, Croat, Serb, Romanian and others 3%
Border countries: Slovakia NORTH, Austria and Slovenia WEST, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro SOUTH, Romania and Ukraine EAST

Principal mountains: Kékes 1015 m
Principal rivers: Tisza 579 Km (hungarian tract, total 966 Km), Danube 420 Km (hungarian tract, total 2858 Km)
Principal lakes: Balaton 592 Km²
Principal islands: -
Climate: Continental

Language: Hungarian
Religion: Catholic 67%, Protestant 25%
Currency: Forint (HUF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 15/3, 1/5, 15/8, 20/8, 23/10, 1/11, 24/12, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 0036
GMT: +1

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