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   Hungary

Introduction:
Hungary was part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and an announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow. Under the leadership of Janos KADAR in 1968, Hungary began liberalizing its economy, introducing so-called 'Goulash Communism.' Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU in 2004.


Official name: Republic of Hungary
Capital: name: Budapest
geographic coordinates: 47 30 N, 19 05 E
time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Government type: parliamentary democracy
Population: 9,956,108 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: Hungarian 93.6%, other or unspecified 6.4% (2001 census)
Official Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Current Hungarian Forint Exchange Rates
Historical Hungarian Forint Exchange Rates
Chart Hungarian Forint Exchange Rates
Currency code: HUF
Area: total: 93,030 sq km
land: 92,340 sq km
water: 690 sq km
Climate: temperate; cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers


Map of Hungary
map of Hungary


Facts at a Glance: Geography - People - Government - Economy - Communications - Transportation - Military - Climate - Current Time - Ranking Positions - Hungarian Forint Exchange Rates
Notes and Commentary: People - Economy - Government and Political Conditions - Foreign Relations - Relations with U.S.



Facts at a Glance
Geography
People
Government
Economy
Communications
Transportation
Military
Climate
Current Time
Ranking Positions
Hungarian Forint Exchange Rates


Notes and Commentary
People
Economy
Government and Political Conditions
Foreign Relations
Relations with U.S.





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