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    Hungary Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/hungary/hungary_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Central Europe, northwest of Romania


      Geographic coordinates: 47 00 N, 20 00 E


      Map references: Europe


      Area: total: 93,030 sq km
      water: 690 sq km
      land: 92,340 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Indiana


      Land boundaries: total: 2,171 km
      border countries: Austria 366 km, Croatia 329 km, Romania 443 km, Serbia and Montenegro 151 km, Slovakia 677 km, Slovenia 102 km, Ukraine 103 km


      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)


      Maritime claims: none (landlocked)


      Climate: temperate; cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers


      Terrain: mostly flat to rolling plains; hills and low mountains on the Slovakian border


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Tisza River 78 m
      highest point: Kekes 1,014 m


      Natural resources: bauxite, coal, natural gas, fertile soils, arable land


      Land use: arable land: 52.2%
      other: 45.34% (1998 est.)
      permanent crops: 2.46%


      Irrigated land: 2,100 sq km (1998 est.)


      Environment - current issues: the approximation of Hungary's standards in waste management, energy efficiency, and air, soil, and water pollution with environmental requirements for EU accession will require large investments


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Law of the Sea


      Geography - note: landlocked; strategic location astride main land routes between Western Europe and Balkan Peninsula as well as between Ukraine and Mediterranean basin; the north-south flowing Duna (Danube) and Tisza Rivers divide the country into three large regions


      NOTE: The information regarding Hungary on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hungary Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.



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