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Hungary Facts & Figures

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Total area: 93,030 sq km (35,919 sq mi)
Population (2009 est.): 9,905,596
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Budapest - 2,597,000 (metro. area)
Other large cities: Debrecen - 210,500; Miskolc - 182,600; Szeged - 173,200; Pécs - 163,900
Currency: Forint
Languages: Magyar (Hungarian) 94%, other 6%
Religions: Roman Catholic 52%, Calvinist 16%, Lutheran 3%, Greek Catholic 3%, other Christian 1%, unaffiliated 15%
Time zone: GMT+1; DST: GMT+2 (from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)
Electricity: AC 230V/50Hz; European plugs with two round pins are the standard

Hungary (Magyarország) is a landlocked country in the Central Europe, bordering to the north with the Slovak Republic, to the northeast with Ukraine, to the east with Romania, to the south with Croatia and Serbia and to the west with Austria and Slovenia.

About one half of Hungary's landscape consists of fertile, flat to rolling plains - mostly in the west and southeast. The main river is Danube and the largest lake (and popular tourist destination) is Balaton. With 648 sq km (250 sq mi) Balaton is also the largest lake in Central Europe. The northern parts of the country are dominated by the Carpathian mountains (along the Slovakian border), with the highest peak the Kékes at 1,014 m (3,327 ft).

Hungary is a member of the European Union as well as the Schengen Agreement.

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