Hungary: Geography#

LocationCentral Europe, northwest of Romania
Geographic Coordinates47 00 N, 20 00 E 47.0,20.0
Area total: 93,028 sq km
land: 89,608 sq km
water: 3,420 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 2,106 km
border countries: Austria 321 km, Croatia 348 km, Romania 424 km, Serbia 164 km, Slovakia 627 km, Slovenia 94 km, Ukraine 128 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Tisza River 78 m
highest point: Kekes 1,014 m
Highest MountainsKekes 1015 m
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Terrainmostly flat to rolling plains; hills and low mountains on the Slovakian border
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcebauxite, coal, natural gas, fertile soils, arable land
Land Usearable land: 47.24%
permanent crops: 1.97%
other: 50.79% (2011)
Climatetemperate; cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers
Irrigated Land1,409 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water Resources104 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesthe upgrading of Hungary's standards in waste management, energy efficiency, and air, soil, and water pollution to meet EU requirements will require large investments
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesBudapest; Debrecen; Miskolc; Szeged; Pecs
Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; strategic location astride main land routes between Western Europe and Balkan Peninsula as well as between Ukraine and Mediterranean basin; the north-south flowing Duna (Danube) and Tisza Rivers divide the country into three large regions
Important Rivers
Important Lakes