Key Facts about Hungary

Key facts on the country of Hungary


Hungary is located in Central Europe, in the northwestern part of Romania.

Land Area

Hungary is slightly smaller than Indiana and stretches over an total area of 93,030 sq km. 92,340 sq km of that is land and 690 sq km is water. Hungary has no coastline, as it is completely landlocked.


Hungary has a temperate climate, with cold, cloudy, humid winters and warm summers.

Natural Resources

The main recognized resources of Hungary are coal, bauxite, natural gas, arable land and fertile soils.

Population and Employment

Hungary has a total population of 10,006,835 (July 2005 est.) people with an average life expectancy at birth of 72.4 years. A total labour force of 4.17 million (2004 est.) people is present, with the laborers mainly occupied in 6.2% agriculture, 27.1% industry and 66.7% services. Hungary has a fairly high unemployment rate of 5.9%.


51.9% of Hungary's population are Roman Catholics, 15.9% of them are Calvinists, 3% are Lutherans, 2.6% are Greek Catholics, 1% are other types of Christians, 11.1% are unspecified and 14.5% are unaffiliated.


Hungary's flag consists of three equal horizontal bands of red white and green.

Agricultural Products and Main Industries

Hungary's main recognized agricultural products are sunflower seed, wheat, corn, sugar beets, potatoes, cattle, pigs, poultry and diary products. Their main industries are mining, construction materials, metallurgy, textiles, processed foods, motor vehicles and chemical - especially pharmaceuticals.


Hungary's capital is Budapest, with a total population of 1,906,800 (1995 est.) people.

Time Zone

GMT plus 1 hour


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