: Budapest. |
93,030 sq km (35,919 sq miles).
of Hungary : 10,142,000 (official estimate 2002)
Population of Budapest : 1,759,569
Population Density : 109 per sq km.
: Hungary is
situated in Central Europe, sharing borders to the north with the
Slovak Republic, to the northeast with Ukraine,
to the east with Romania, to the south with Croatia
and Serbia and to the west with Austria
There are several ranges of hills, mainly in the north and west.
The Great Plain (Nagyalföld) stretches east
from the Danube to the foothills of the Carpathian
Mountains in the CIS, to the mountains of Transylvania
in Romania, and south to the Fruska Gora
range in Croatia. Lake Balaton
is the largest unbroken stretch of inland water in Central Europe.
Head of State: President Ferenc Mádl
Head of Government: Prime Minister Ferenc
Gyurcsany since 2004.
: Hungarian (Magyar) is the official language.
German and English are widely spoken with some French also spoken,
mainly in western Hungary.
: 62 per cent Roman Catholic, 20 per cent Calvinist, 5 per cent
Lutheran. There is no official national religion.
: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before
last Sunday in October).
: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. European-style two-pin plugs are used.