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Hungary Geography 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Hungary Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

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: 110

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

Land boundaries:
total: 2,106 km
border countries (7): Austria 321 km, Croatia 348 km, Romania 424 km, Serbia 164 km, Slovakia 627 km, Slovenia 94 km, Ukraine 128 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

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

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:
mean elevation: 143 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
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:
agricultural land: 58.9% arable land 48.5%; permanent crops 2%; permanent pasture 8.4%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 22.5%
[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:
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 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hungary Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hungary Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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