Capital: Budapest (also largest city)
Borders with: Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria
Official language: Hungarian
Member of the European Union since 2004
Hungarian-language name for the country is Magyarország, and the people call themselves Magyars.
Known for producing (and using) lots of the spice paprika
Traditional Hungarian cuisine includes goulash (a soupy stew), palacsinta (pancakes), spicy sausages, dumplings and stuffed vegetables.
The Danube River runs through the center of Budapest, and from north to south of the entire country.
Major industries include mining, construction materials, textiles, chemicals and food processing.