Hungary

  • C. J. Campbell
Chapter

Abstract

Hungary lies in the heartland of Eastern Europe, having common frontiers with Austria, Slovenia and Croatia to the west; Slovakia to the North; Serbia to the south; and the Ukraine and Romania to the east. It consists mainly of extensive plains around 200 m above sea-level, which are flanked to the north by the junction of the Alpine and Carpathian mountain chains. A large lake, known as Lake Balaton, lies in the western part of the country near the capital, Budapest, which sits on the great Danube River flowing southward through the plains. The population of almost ten million are mainly descended from the Magyars from Asia, with gypsies comprising about 2%.

Keywords

Dioxide Depression Europe Petroleum Drilling 

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© Colin J. Campbell and Alexander Wöstmann 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.BallydehobIreland

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