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    Hungary Geography 1995

      Location: Central Europe, between Slovakia and Romania

      Map references: Ethnic Groups in Eastern Europe, Europe

      total area: 93,030 sq km
      land area: 92,340 sq km
      comparative area: slightly smaller than Indiana

      Land boundaries: total 1,989 km, Austria 366 km, Croatia 329 km, Romania 443 km, Serbia and Montenegro 151 km (all with Serbia), Slovakia 515 km, Slovenia 82 km, Ukraine 103 km

      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims: none; landlocked

      International disputes: Gabcikovo Dam dispute with Slovakia

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

      Terrain: mostly flat to rolling plains

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

      Land use:
      arable land: 50.7%
      permanent crops: 6.1%
      meadows and pastures: 12.6%
      forest and woodland: 18.3%
      other: 12.3%

      Irrigated land: 1,750 sq km (1989)

      current issues: air pollution; industrial and municipal pollution of Lake Balaton
      natural hazards: levees are common along many streams, but flooding occurs almost every year
      international agreements: party to - Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands; signed, but not ratified - Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Law of the Sea

      Note: landlocked; strategic location astride main land routes between Western Europe and Balkan Peninsula as well as between Ukraine and Mediterranean basin

      NOTE: The information regarding Hungary on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hungary Geography 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hungary Geography 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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