Denomination Value
Area (1 per cent of Europe's area), km² 93,023
Situation
Northern latitude 45°48'–48°35'
Eastern longitude 16°05'–22°58'
Dimensions, km
The widest width in east-west direction 528
The longest length in north-south direction 268
Length of state borders, km
Slovakia 679
Ukraine 137
Romania 453
Serbia 164
Croatia 355
Slovenia 102
Austria 356
Total, km 2,246
Distribution by altitude above sea level, %
below 200 metres 84
200 to 400 metres 14
above 400 metres 2
Highest point, m
Kékes 1,014
Lowest point, m
Gyálarét (Szeged) 76
Highest peaks, m
Mátra: Kékes 1,014
Bükk: Istállós-kő 959
Börzsöny: Csóványos 939
Zemplén mountain range: Nagy-Milic 896
Kőszeg mountain range: Írott-kő 883
Pilis: Pilis 757
Cserhát: Karancs 729
Bakony: Kőris-hegy 704
Visegrád mountain range: Dobogó-kő 700
Mecsek: Zengő 682
Natural landscape units, thousand km²
The Great Plain 50.8
Northern Mountains 11.1
The Small Plain 5.3
Transdanubian Mountains 7.2
Transdanubian Hills 11.4
Alpine Foothills 7.2
Greatest natural lakes
Lake Balaton
water surface, km² 596
length, km 77
greatest width, km 11
smallest width, km 1.5
average depth, m 3.5
greatest depth, m 10.2
Lake Fertő
total water surface, km² 335
of which: in Hungary, km² 87
Lake Velence
water surface, km² 26

Footnotes

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Sources: Environmental Statistcial Yearbook of Hungary, 2005 (HCSO Budapest, 2007), The Development of Water Management (Society for Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge, Budapest, 1971), Encyclopaedia of Environment Protection (Publishing House of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 2002).
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