Welcome to Hungary

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Capital: Budapest
Large Cities: Miskolc, Debrecen
Languages: Hungarian (Magyar)
Religion: Christianity
Currency: Forint

Location: Hungary is situated East Central Europe. The eastern half of Hungary is mainly a great fertile plain, 'the Great Plain'. The west and the north are hilly.

History: Hungary had a stormy history being successively overrun by Huns, Magyars, Turks, Hungarians and Austrians. Hungary became an independent republic in 1918 and the Hungarian Socialist Republic in 1919. In 1990, Hungary embraced democracy and market economy. The last Soviet troops left Hungary in June, 1991. In July 97, NATO invited Hungary to become a full member of the alliance within two years. The country joined in NATO in March '99.

Economy & Minerals: Although an agricultural country in the past, since the Second World War industry has come to account for more than half of its total economy. Hungary exports Engineering products, machine tools, motor vehicles and electrical and electronics goods. Chief imports are iron ore, coal, crude oil and consumer goods. More than 97% of agricultural land is collectivized. Vineyards occupy around 186,000 hectares.

Other crops: grains, sunflowers, potatoes and sugar beets.

Mission in India:
Embassy of Hungary
2/50 M, Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110 021, India
Tel: +91 - 11 - 26114737
Tele Fax: +91 - 11 - 26886742
Email: huembde12@vsnl.com

Indian Mission in Hungary:
Embassy of India
Buzavirag utca 14
1025 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: 00 - 36 - 1 - 3257742, 43
Fax: 00 - 36 - 1 - 3257745
Email: chancery@indembassy.hu
Website: www.indianembassybudapest.org

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