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Hungary Geography 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















Hungary Geography 2011
SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Location:
Central Europe, northwest of Romania

Geographic coordinates:
47 00 N, 20 00 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 93,028 sq km
country comparison to the world: 109
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 89,608 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 3,420 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Indiana

Land boundaries:
total: 2,185 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries: Austria 366 km, Croatia 329 km, Romania 443 km, Serbia 166 km, Slovakia 676 km, Slovenia 102 km, Ukraine 103 km

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

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

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

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Tisza River 78 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Kekes 1,014 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

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

Land use:
arable land: 49.58%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 2.06%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 48.36% (2005)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
2,300 sq km (2003)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Total renewable water resources:
120 cu km (2005)
[see also: Total renewable water resources country ranks ]

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 21.03 cu km/yr (9%/59%/32%)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - total country ranks ]
per capita: 2,082 cu m/yr (2001)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - per capita country ranks ]

Environment - current issues:
the upgrading of Hungary's standards in waste management, energy efficiency, and air, soil, and water pollution to meet EU requirements will require large investments

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

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 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hungary Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hungary Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.






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