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    Hungary Geography - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/hungary/hungary_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location Central Europe, northwest of Romania

      Geographic coordinates 47 00 N, 20 00 E

      Map references Europe

      Area
      total: 93,030 sq km
      water: 690 sq km
      land: 92,340 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly smaller than Indiana

      Land boundaries
      total: 2,171 km
      border countries: Austria 366 km, Croatia 329 km, Romania 443 km, Yugoslavia 151 km, Slovakia 677 km, Slovenia 102 km, Ukraine 103 km

      Coastline 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims none (landlocked)

      Climate temperate; cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers

      Terrain mostly flat to rolling plains; hills and low mountains on the Slovakian border

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Tisza River 78 m
      highest point: Kekes 1,014 m

      Natural resources bauxite, coal, natural gas, fertile soils, arable land

      Land use
      arable land: 52%
      other: 45% (1998 est.)
      permanent crops: 3%

      Irrigated land 2,100 sq km (1998 est.)

      Environment - current issues the approximation of Hungary's standards in waste management, energy efficiency, and air, soil, and water pollution with environmental requirements for EU accession will require large investments

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Law of the Sea

      Geography - note landlocked; strategic location astride main land routes between Western Europe and Balkan Peninsula as well as between Ukraine and Mediterranean basin

      NOTE: The information regarding Hungary on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hungary Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hungary Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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