Hungary

By Kylie McGrath

Hungary was not a founding country of the European Union. They have been an EU member since May 1, 2004. Hungary is located north of Serbia, east of Romania, south of Slovakia, and west of Austria. Hungary has 7 boarder in countries in total.
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The tricolour flag of Hungary was officially adopted on October 12, 1957. The flag colors are the same as those found in the traditional coat of arms. The white symbolizes Hungary's rivers the green is it's mountain, and the red is the blood shed in many battles.
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Four major cities in Hungary are Debrecen, Pécs, Miskolc, and Szeged. The capital is Budapest. The main tourist attractments are The walls of the fortress above the city or eger, many statues, and the Danube river.
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Hungary is a mostly flat country. It's government type is a Parliamentary Democrocy. Before the Euro, the currency they used was Hunganian Forint.
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Three interesting facts about Hungary are that like neighbouring countries, Hungary was part of the Celtic world, then the Roman Empire. Following the fall of Rome, the Huns settled in the plains of Pannonia and gave their name to Hungary. Another is Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe. It was founded in 896, before France and Germany became separate entities, and before the unification of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The last interesting fact I have is one third of the 15 million Hungarian speakers live outside Hungary, mostly in Romania, but also in all adjacent countries to Hungary.

Sources

Britanrica.com

country-fax.findthedata.com

Europe.eu

cia.gov