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Hungary is located right at the heart of central Europe, and has borders with seven states: Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the east, Romania to the south east, Serbia to the south, Croatia and Slovenia to the south west and Austria to the west.
A large part of the country is flat and extremely fertile, with the Danube river flowing north-south through the middle. A mountainous region – an extension of the Carpathians – runs along the Slovak border and extends into the Great Plain to form the Central Highlands. At the foot of the Central Highlands is Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. The total land area is 92,340 sq km (35,652 sq miles).
The Population of 9.9 million (2000 figure) comprises 90% of Hungarian origin, 2% German, 1% Romany, 1% Slovak and 6% other ethnic groups – including Serbs and Croats. Some 64% of the people are Roman Catholic, 20% Calvinist, 7% non-religous, 4% Lutheran, 3% Greek Orthodox and 2% other faiths. The capital city is Budapest.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Hungary.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
An incomplete all-time Hungarian civil aircraft register listing is here.
Military Air Arms
Current military air arms-
Air Force (Magyar Honvédség Repülö Csapatai)
Historical military air arms-
Red Air Force (Red Airborne Corps/Voros Legjarocsapat) [1918-1919]
Air Force (Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légierö) [1938-1945]
Central Government Agencies
Military Sports Aviation (Magyar Honvedelmi Szovetseg) [1967-1993]
Public Service Aviation
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Magazines Guide for Hungary
Hungarian Aviation Bibliography – to be added