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Hungary Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Hungary Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Location:
Central Europe, northwest of Romania

Geographic coordinates:
47 00 N, 20 00 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 93,028 sq km
[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 ]
country comparison to the world: 111

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Virginia; about the same size as Indiana


Area comparison map:Area comparison map

slightly smaller than Virginia; about the same size as Indiana

Land boundaries:
total: 2,106 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries (7): Austria 321 km, Croatia 348 km, Romania 424 km, Serbia 164 km, Slovakia 627 km, Slovenia 94 km, Ukraine 128 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:
mean elevation: 143 m
[see also: Elevation - mean elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: 78 m lowest point: Tisza River
1014 highest point: Kekes

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

Land use:
agricultural land: 58.9% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
arable land: 48.5% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 2% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
permanent pasture: 8.4% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 22.5% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 18.6% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
1,721 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population distribution:
a fairly even distribution throughout most of the country, with urban areas attracting larger and denser populations

Environment - current issues:
air and water pollution are some of Hungary's most serious environmental problems; water quality in the Hungarian part of the Danube has improved but is still plagued by pollutants from industry and large-scale agriculture; soil pollution

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: 1) The information regarding Hungary on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hungary Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hungary Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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