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About Hungary

Country Facts :

Full Country Name: Hungary

Area: 93,030 sq km (35,920sq miles)

Population: 9,965,000 (July 2011)

Capital City: Budapest (population: 2 million)

Languages: Hungarian 98.2%, other 1.8%

Religion(s): Roman Catholic 67.5%, Calvinist 20%, Lutheran 5%, Jewish 5%, atheist and other 2.5% Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Major political parties: Governing majority:

§ FIDESZ - Hungarian Civic Alliance (FIDESZ-MPSZ)

§ Christian Democratic Party (KDNP)

Opposition:

§ Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP)

§ The Movement for Better Hungary (JOBBIK)

§ Politics Can Be Different (LMP)

President: : Mr János ÁDER (since 10 May 2012)

Prime Minister: Mr Viktor ORBÁN (since 29 May 2010)

 

ECONOMY

Basic Economic Facts:

GDP (Market Exchange Rate): US$133.1bn (2011 est)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity): US$195.3bn (2011 est)

GDP per head (Market Exchange Rate): US$13,357 (2011 est)

GDP per head (Purchasing Power Parity): US$19,600 (2011 est)

Major Industries: Metallurgy, construction materials, processed foods, textiles, chemicals (especially pharmaceuticals), motor vehicles, logistics, and business services centres

EU share in foreign trade: 77% (exports); 68% (imports).

Other major trading partners: USA, Russia, China