Hungary: Basic Facts & Profile

Hungary is a country that is mostly plains and about the same size as the state of Indiana. It is a landlocked country bordered by Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine. However, it has the largest lake in central Europe, Lake Balaton.

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Capital: Budapest; (largest city)
Leader: President: Janos Ader
Leader: Prime Minister: Viktor Orban
Government type: Parliamentary Republic
Population: 9,939,470 .est (Source: Country Reports)
Languages: Magyar 94%, other 6%.
Ethnic Diversity: Magyar 92%, Romany 4% (est.), German 2%, Slovak 1%, others 1%.
Life Expectancy: 71.7 years (men), 79.4 years (women) (source: CIA)
Official Currency: ForintĀ (HUF)
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Residents and visitors enjoy a moderate climate; cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers.

National Holiday: 20 August - Saint Stephen's Day
Religion: Roman Catholic 68%, Calvinist 21%, Lutheran 4%, Jewish 1%, others, including Baptist Adventist, Pentecostal, Unitarian 3%
Area: total: 93,028 sq km (35,918 sq miles)
Country Dialing Code: +36
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