Geography of Hungary
Hungary is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 93,028 km² (approx. 35,918 mi²). Continental shelf of Hungary is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Hungary is located in Europe. Europe is a continent whose borders date back to the period of antiquity. European countries include, but are not limited to, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta, and The Vatican. Hungary has 7 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine. Hungary is a landlocked country. The average elevation range of Hungary is 143 m (469 ft).
Total length of land borders of Hungary is 2106 kilometers (~813 miles). Hungary shares its land borders with 7 different countries, and has the same number of unique land boundaries to neigbouring territories. As in the case of Hungary, if a country has the same number of unique neighboring territories as number of land borders, than that country has no non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous sections of land borders. Hungary has 7 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. The lengths of the land borders of Hungary with its neighbouring countries are as follows:
- Austria - 366 km (227 mi),
- Croatia - 329 km (204 mi),
- Romania - 443 km (275 mi),
- Serbia - 151 km (94 mi),
- Slovakia - 677 km (421 mi),
- Slovenia - 102 km (63 mi),
- Ukraine - 103 km (64 mi).
The capital city of Hungary is Budapest. The largest city in Hungary is Budapest.
The average elevation range of Hungary is 143 m (469 ft). The highest point of Hungary is Kékes, with its official height being 1014 m (3,327 ft). The lowest point of Hungary is Tisza. It lies at 76 m (249 ft) above the sea level. The elevation difference between the highest (Kékes) and lowest (Tisza) points of Hungary is 938 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Hungary is 93,028 km² (approx. 35,918 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Hungary is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Hungary is approximately 93,028 km² (~35,918 mi²). Hungary is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
20,990 km² of Hungary's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 23% of all the land in the country. There are 45,782 km² of arable land in Hungary, and it comprises 49% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in Hungary are bauxite, coal, natural gas, fertile soils, arable land.