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  1. 1. Hungary By Jordan Sturgess
  2. 2. Physical Characteristics • Hungary is a relatively flat country, being that it consists mostly of plains such as the Little Hungarian Plain and the Great Hungarian Plain. • Hungary is divided in half by its main waterway the Danube. • Lake Heviz, the largest thermal lake in the world, is also located in Hungary.
  3. 3. Cultural Characteristics • Hungary has a rich folk tradition. Examples of this are decorated potteries, buildings, and carvings. • The music of Hungary mainly consists of traditional Hungarian folk music by composers such as Liszt, Franz Schmidt, Bartok, and Kodaly. • In the Olympics, Hungary ranks 9th out of 211 participating nations with a total of 465 medals.
  4. 4. Customs & Traditions • The holiday seasons in Hungary start with Advent. • One way the people of Hungary prepare for Christmas is by making a Advent wreath. • On December 31, the people of Hungary gather together to make a lot of noise to “chase” the year away.
  5. 5. Unique Facts • Hungary is one of the thirty most popular tourist destinations of the world, attracting a total of 8.6 million tourists a year (last recorded in 2007). • It’s home to the largest thermal water cave system. • It’s also home to the second largest thermal lake in the world, Lake Heviz, the largest lake in Central Europe, Lake Balaton, and the largest natural grasslands in Europe, Hortobagy.
  6. 6. History • Hungary was a great power until the end of World War I, when Hungary lost over 70% of its territory, one third of its ethnic population, and all of its sea ports. • Its present form of government, a parliamentary republic, was established in 1989. • On March 15, 1848, the House of Habsburg was dethroned.
  7. 7. Government • Hungary’s government is currently a parliamentary government. • The President of the Republic is elected by the members of the National Assembly every 5 years. • The President’s role is being a Commander-in- Chief of the armed forces. • The President also nominates the Prime Minister, who is elected by a majority of the votes of the Members of Parliament.
  8. 8. Climate • Hungary mainly has a continental climate. • It consists of hot summers with low humidity levels, but with frequent rain showers. • The average annual temperature is 45.5 degrees Fahrenheit. • The average annual rainfall is around 23.6 in. • A minor part of southern Hungary has a Mediterranean climate. •
  9. 9. Military • Hungary has two branches of military; the “Hungarian Ground Force” and the “Hungarian Air Force”. • The Hungarian Ground Force is known as the “Corps of Homeland Defenders”. • Essentially, this would be known as their Army.
  10. 10. Citations • • • • • medal-mobile-wallpaper.jpg • • • • •