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Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Its capital, Budapest, is bisected by the Danube River. Its cityscape is studded with architectural landmarks from Buda’s medieval Castle Hill and grand neoclassical buildings along Pest’s Andrássy Avenue to the 19th-century Chain Bridge. Turkish and Roman influence on Hungarian culture includes the popularity of mineral spas, including at thermal Lake Hévíz.

Languages: Hungarian 93.6%, other or unspecified 6.4%

Ethnic Groups: Hungarian 92.3%, Roma 1.9%, other or unknown 5.8%

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 51.9%, Calvinist 15.9%, Lutheran 3%, Greek Catholic 2.6%, other Christian 1%, other or unspecified 11.1%, unaffiliated 14.5%


Population: 9.92 million people (World Rank: 87th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 287 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 105th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: -0.159 %/yr (World Rank: 224th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 74.6 years (World Rank: 103rd) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 39.9 years (World Rank: 24th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Hungary
University of Texas Library

United Nations Country Profile for Hungary

Hungary - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Hungary
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Hungary - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Hungary
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Travel Info for Hungary
from travelnotes.org

More Travel Info for Hungary

Language Resources:

Study in Hungary

Learn Hungarian

Goverment Related:

Hungarian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Hungarian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.

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