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Hungaryâ's environment suffers from air, water, and land pollution.1 Pollution from factories, cars, and electric power plants have contaminated air, land, and water sources in Hungary.2 One prominent concern is the leaching of heavy metal contaminants into groundwater sources. This type of pollution taints the supply of safe drinking water and can have dire health implications for those consuming the water.3 In 2008, Hungary adopted a National Climate Change Strategy to efficiently identify the key objectives of climate change mitigation.4

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1http://www.countriesquest.com/europe/hungary/land_and_resources/environmental_issues.htm
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3 http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/563077.htm
4 http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/countries/hungary
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Geography

Central Europe, northwest of Romania
Area

Total 93,028 sq km
Land 89,608 sq km
Water 3,420 sq km

Climate

temperate; cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers
Natural Resources

bauxite, coal, natural gas, fertile soils, arable land ;
Current Environmental Issues

the upgrading of Hungary's standards in waste management, energy efficiency, and air, soil, and water pollution to meet EU requirements will require large investments

Demographics

Nationality
Hungarian
Population
9,939,470 (July 2013 est.)
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Hungary has made the transition from a centrally planned to a market economy, with a per capita income nearly two-thirds that of the EU-27 average. The private sector accounts for more than 80% of GDP. Foreign ownership of and investment in Hungarian firms are widespread, with cumulative foreign direct investment worth more than $70 billion. In late 2008, Hungary's impending inability to service its short-term debt - brought on by the global financial crisis - led Budapest to obtain an IMF/EU/World Bank-arranged financial assistance package worth over $25 billion. The global economic downturn, declining exports, and low domestic consumption and ...See More fixed asset accumulation, dampened by government austerity measures, resulted in an economic contraction of 6.8% in 2009. In 2010 the new government implemented a number of changes including cutting business and personal income taxes, but imposed "crisis taxes" on financial institutions, energy and telecom companies, and retailers. The IMF/EU bail-out program lapsed at the end of the year and was replaced by Post Program Monitoring and Article IV Consultations on overall economic and fiscal processes. The economy began to recover in 2010 with a big boost from exports, especially to Germany, and achieved growth of approximately 1.7% in 2011. At the end of 2011 the government turned to the IMF and the EU to obtain financial backstop to support its efforts to refinance foreign currency debt and bond obligations in 2012 and beyond, but Budapest's rejection of EU and IMF economic policy recommendations led to a breakdown in talks with the lenders in late 2012. Since joining the EU in 2004, Hungary has been subject to the European Commission's Excessive Deficit Procedure; Brussels has requested that the government outline measures to sustainably reduce the budget deficit to under 3% of GDP. Ongoing economic weakness in Western Europe as well as lack of domestic investment and demand caused a GDP to fall 1.7% in 2012. Unemployment remained high, at more than 11%. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$198.8 billion (2012 est.); $202.2 billion (2011 est.); $198.9 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

19% of GDP (2012 est.); 20.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 19.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, corn, sunflower seed, potatoes, sugar beets; pigs, cattle, poultry, dairy products
Industries

mining, metallurgy, construction materials, processed foods, textiles, chemicals (especially pharmaceuticals), motor vehicles