Interesting Hungary Facts

Hungary is a landlocked country located in Eastern Europe where it is bordered by Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. It occupies 93,028 km2 of land. The estimated population of Hungary is over 9,721,559.

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Hungary Fact File: Continent: Europe * Country Name(s): Hungary * Location: Eastern Europe * Bordering: Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine * Capital City: Budapest * Size: 93,028 km2 * Estimated Population: over 9,721,559 * Currency: Hungarian forint (HUF) * Language(s): Hungarian * Country Code: +36

Interesting Hungary Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Hungary is located on the continent of Europe, where it has a landlocked position and is bordered by Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Europe is the world's second smallest continent, spanning a total area of 10,180,000 km2. Europe has 51 countries, with some countries belonging to both Europe and Asia, and forms 6.8% of the world's landmass. Hungary is a landlocked country that stretches over a total area of approximately 93,028 km2. It is one of Europe's smaller countries. Hungary is slightly bigger than Portugal.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this European country is in excess of 9,721,559 people. The majority of Hungary's inhabitants reside in Budapest which is the country's most populous city. Hungary has an average population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 107 people per sq km. The estimated population of Europe is approximately 738,442,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the second smallest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
The capital city of Hungary is Budapest. Other major cities located in this country include Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged, Pécs and Győr.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following border information provides details on the length of Hungary's borders:
Austria 321 km, Croatia 348 km, Romania 424 km, Serbia 164 km, Slovakia 627 km, Slovenia 94 km, Ukraine 128 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
Hungary experiences a temperate climate characterized by an overcast, cold but humid winter season and warm summer temperatures. The geography of Hungary is formed by the country's two major rivers, the Danube (Duna) and Tisza Rivers that split its land into three main geographic areas: a mountainous and hilly region on the border with Slovakia, the Transdanubia region, and the Great Hungarian Plain, also known as the Great Alfold, which spans most of the country. Major mountain ranges that occur in Hungary include the Alps and the North Hungarian Mountains. The lowest point of Hungary is the Tisza River at 78m, and the highest point of elevation is Kekes at 1,014m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Hungary
Natural resources can be defined as materials and substances that occur naturally on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of natural resources present in an individual country depends on varying factors which are influenced by the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries, such as Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada, have many natural resources, where as some other countries have limited to none. Food, construction and transport are three primary examples of uses of natural resources. The following information provides examples of these uses: fish occurs naturally in streams, rivers, lakes and oceans, and can be caught for food consumption. Wood/timber can be extracted from forests for construction purposes, i.e. to build homes and furniture. Crude oils can be refined into different kinds of fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. The natural resources found in Hungary include bauxite, coal, natural gas, fertile soils, and arable land suitable for growing crops.

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Hungary is Hungarian. English and German are also widely spoken in this country. Other languages that are used as a first language by a low percentage of the population include English, German, French, Russian and Romanian.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The main religion of Hungary is Roman Catholic at approximately 37% of the population. Around 11% are Calvinist, 2% Lutheran and 1% Greek Catholic. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Hungary
Every country has its own unique culture, history and identity. Flags, symbols, emblems, mottos, songs, anthems and colors are used by countries worldwide to represent national pride and identity. These national symbols are created through the unique history of a nation and can portray both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, colors, songs and mottos reflect the past, present and future aspirations of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can represent a combination of things that are important to a country such as birds, animals, plants, geographical features, tools of agriculture, crops, and tools of war. The following facts and information provide a guide to some of the most important national symbols, songs and colors of Hungary:

  • National symbol(s): Holy Crown of Hungary (Crown of Saint Stephen)

  • National colors: red, white and green

  • National Anthem/Song: Himnusz (Translation: Hymn)

  • National Holiday(s): Saint Stephen's Day, 20 August (1083)

  • National Motto(s): Indivisibiliter ac Inseparabiliter (Translation: Indivisibly and inseparably)

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