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Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. See the fact file below for more information about Hungary or alternatively download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Population: Nearly 9.8 million people
Currency: Forint (HUF)
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Republic
Area: Just over 93,000 sq. km
- The majority of Hungarians are Christian (76%)
- Hungary is a member of the European Union, the Schengen Area, NATO, the Council of Europe, and many more.
- Hungary is the 11th most popular country in Europe for tourism.
- Hungary has the largest natural grasslands in Europe, and the 2nd largest thermal lake in the world.
History Of Hungary:
- Hungary was inhabited by many different peoples and empires, including the Roman Empire.
- It has been named the Principality of Hungary, the Kingdom of Hungary, Hungarian People’s Republic, The Hungarian Republic, and several others before finally settling on Hungary.
- Hungary was established in 895 when the Magyars invaded and settled the land.
- In 972 the ruling prince of the area began to integrate Hungary into Christian Western Europe.
- By 1006 Hungary began to convert to a Western feudal state, a society that structured itself around relationships that were built around the exchange of land for service or agreed labor.
- Eventually Hungary became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
- During the First World War, Hungary sided with the Axis powers, and ultimately ended up undergoing a period of political turmoil and a loss of land.
- Hungary ended up having to divide into natural states according to ethnic groups. Hungary became independent, but lost significant portions of its population and area.
- Hungary sided with Germany during World War II, but then tried to switch sides later. They ended up becoming a communist country under the power of the Soviet Union.
- When the Soviet Union fell in 1990, Hungary began a free market economy and held elections.
- In 2004, Hungary became a member of the European Union.
Geography of Hungary
- Hungary has two major rivers – the Danube and Tisza.
- Because of these rivers, Hungary is divided into 3 parts.
- Hungary has a variety of landscapes, including hilly regions, low mountains, thermal lakes, and mixed forests.
- Hungary has 10 national parks, 145 nature reserves, and 35 protected natural areas.
- Hungary has a continental climate, usually with hot summers and low humidity levels.
- The country experiences frequent precipitation and snow in the cold winter.
- The highest point in Hungary is Kekes in the Matra Mountain range.
- There are approximately 1,500 thermal water springs and 450 public baths.
- Hungary is home to the red fox, white and black storks, the brown hare, badgers, European minks, and the Arctic wolf, along with many other species.
Culture and Economy of Hungary
- Hungary has a high-income mixed economy with a very high human development index.
- Major industries include tourism, food processing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, metallurgy, and machinery, among others.
- Recently, Hungary’s information technology sector has grown, and is growing into a major centre for technology and security.
- Many notable scientists and inventors were born in Hungary.
- Hungary is historically a Christian country, but in today’s world, Hungary has no official religion.
- The largest synagogue in Europe is in Hungary. It was built in 1859.
- Art Nouveau and Historicism are predominant architectural styles.
- Hungary is home to many museums; particularly ones with a focus on art and architecture.
- Hungarian folk music and contemporary classical music are popular.
- Famous Hungarian dishes include Goulash, Fisherman’s soup, foie gras, strudels, sour cherry soup, and many types of beer.
- Hungary is known for having a wide variety of traditional, old-style dances performed by people of all ages.
- Hungary has the third-highest number of Olympic medals per capita. Chess, football, water polo, and racecar driving are popular sports in Hungary.
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Hungary Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about the country of Hungary which is a landlocked country in Central Europe and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Hungary Facts.
- Cuisine in Hungary.
- Hungary Wordsearch.
- Planning a Trip.
- Natural Landscapes.
- Hungary Acrostic.
- True or False?
- Hungary Crossword.
- Geographic Map of Hungary.
- Quiz Questions.
- Benefits of Thermal Spas
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