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Hungary General Info
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Capital : Budapest.

Area : 93,030 sq km (35,919 sq miles).

Population of Hungary : 10,142,000 (official estimate 2002)

Population of Budapest : 1,759,569 (2002)

Population Density
: 109 per sq km.

Geography : 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 and Slovenia.

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.

Government : Republic.

Head of State: President Ferenc Mádl since 2000.

Head of Government: Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany since 2004.

Language : Hungarian (Magyar) is the official language. German and English are widely spoken with some French also spoken, mainly in western Hungary.

Religion : 62 per cent Roman Catholic, 20 per cent Calvinist, 5 per cent Lutheran. There is no official national religion.

Time : GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Electricity : 220 volts AC, 50Hz. European-style two-pin plugs are used.
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