Hungary is a country in Eastern Europe. Slovakia borders the landlocked country to the north, Romania to the east and southeast, and Ukraine to the northeast. Serbia borders Hungary to the south, Croatia and Slovenia border it to the southwest, and Austria borders it to the west.

Country Profile

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There are three main geographic regions in Hungary: The Great Hungarian Plains (eastern and central Hungary), the Northern Hills mountain range (north of the plains), and the hilly Transdanube region (west of the Danube River). With a total length of 2,850 kilometers, the Danube River is Europe’s second-longest river. It flows through Hungary’s capital, Budapest, in central Hungary.

Mount KΓ©kes is the highest point in Hungary, with an elevation of 1,014 meters. The mountain is located in the MΓ‘tra range in northern Hungary. As a whole, however, Hungary is largely flat and is dominated by the Great Hungarian Plain, a lowland area that is predominately used for agriculture.

Hungary is famous for its architecture, particularly Art Nouveau and Gothic buildings. Some of the most iconic landmarks in Hungary include the Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle in Budapest, and the Votive Church in Szeged.

Hungary has a continental climate with hot summers and cold, snowy winters. The country has four distinct seasons; January is typically the coldest month of the year, and July is usually the warmest.

The country is a democratic republic with a prime minister who serves as head of government and a president who serves as head of state. Hungary has been a member of the European Union (EU) since 2004.

Hungary: Stats and Facts

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