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Hungary
EU Member since 2004
Other Memberships NATO, Schengen Area, Eurozone, Bologna Process, OECD
Currency Forint
Capital Budapest
Area 93,028 sq km
Population 9,939,470 (July 2013 est.)
Language Hungarian
Religion Roman Catholic 51.9%, Calvinist 15.9%, Lutheran 3%, Greek Catholic 2.6%, other Christian 1%, other or unspecified 11.1%, unaffiliated 14.5% (2001 census)
GDP $ 14,042 (2011)
GNI $ 20,310 (2011)
SGI 5.94 out of 10 (2011)
CPI 55 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture Moorish Revival, Art Nouveau, Neo- Gothic, Neo-Renaissance, Ottoman, Eclectic; Ödön Lechner
Literature Petőfi Sándor, Imre Kertész, János Arany, Attila József
Music Csárdás, Verbunkos; Franz Liszt, Bela Bartok, Zoltan Kodaly, Gyorgy Ligeti, Gyorgy Kurtag, Roby Lakatos, Karoly Binder, Ferenc Sebo, Marta Sebestyen, Illes, Metro, Omega, Beatrice, Project Romani
Painting Mihály Munkácsy, Róbert Berény, Dezső Czigány, Béla Czóbel, Károly Kernstok, Ödön Márffy, Dezső Orbán, Bertalan Pór, Lajos Tihanyi, Vilmos Huszar, Laszlo Mednyanszky, Janos Donat, István Sándorfi
Cuisine Goulash, Turoscsusza (cheese dumplings) Strudel, Paprikash, Pörkölt stew, Vadas (wild hunt stew), Rakott burgonya (Potato casserole), Toltott Paprika (stuffed peppers), Dobos cake. Delicacies: Kurtoskalacs, Langos, Debreceni kolbász (Debrecen sausage), Csabai kolbász (paprika sausage)
Drinks Palinka (fruit liquor), Tokaji Furmint and other wines, Unicum (bitter herb liquor)
Consumption 16.27 equivalent liters of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Soccer, Swimming, Water polo, Ice hockey, Sabre fencing
europoint On Hungary
24 May 2014

Danube-river-and-BudaDanube river in Budapest source: © EU 2013

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