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date: 15 December 2019

Hungary, Republic of [Magyar Köztársasag]locked

  • Ernő Marosi,
  • Tamás Sajó,
  • Géza Galavics,
  • Hedvig Szabolcsi,
  • Vera Varga,
  • Ida Bod-Bobrovszky,
  • András Szilágyi,
  • E. László
  •  and Lin Barton

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[Magyar Köztársasag]

Country in east central Europe. It is landlocked and borders on Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Austria (see fig.). It covers 90,030 sq. km, composed primarily of a flat plain, with the capital at Budapest. The rivers Danube and Tisza, which flow southward through the country, divide it into three regions: gently rolling hills in the west, the Great Plain between the Danube and the Tisza, and the Little Plain in the east. The population is nearly 10 million (2007 estimate), of which the Magyars form 98%. Around 65% of Hungarians are Catholic and c. 30% are Protestant. The Hungarian language belongs to the Finno-Ugric group.

Ernő Marosi

In the last decades of the 9th century ad nomadic Magyar tribes crossed the Carpathians and settled in the Middle Danube basin. In ...

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