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Republic of Hungary is this months A-Z feature of ¨Around the World¨ Population: 10,020,000 Total area: 93,030 km2 Number of people per km2: 107.7 Official language: Hungarian (Magyar) Currency: Forint (HUF) Capital city: Budapest Location: Hungary is a landlocked country in the Carpathian Basin of Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. Main Exports: Machinery, transport equipment, foodstuffs and chemicals. Life Expectancy: Male: 67.28 years and female: 76.3 years

Famous for: Hungary played an important part in accelerating the collapse of communism across Eastern Europe when in 1989 it opened its border with Austria, allowing thousands of East Germans to escape to the West. Just a few months later the Berlin Wall was history. Biggest Celebrities: The Gabor sisters, Eva, Zsa Zsa and Magda. Harry Houdini and Monica Seles. Although Houdini claimed to have been born on April 6, 1874 in Appleton, Wisconsin, he actually was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary. Worlds oldest, largest, first: Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe, founded way back in the year 896. The Kingdom of Hungary was one of the largest states in Europe, around 1000 CE. The country is home to the largest thermal water cave system and the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the

The Sentinella Malaga: November '09  

The Sentinella Malaga is a free publication in Spain, Malaga province, serving the English speaking expat community. Its light-hearted appro...

The Sentinella Malaga: November '09  

The Sentinella Malaga is a free publication in Spain, Malaga province, serving the English speaking expat community. Its light-hearted appro...

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