List of national parks of Hungary

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Hungary has ten national parks which cover approximately 10 percent of the country's territory. The parks are managed by the National Parks of Hungary government agency (Hungarian: Nemzeti park igazgatóság).

Hungary Country in Central Europe

Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world, and among the few non-Indo-European languages to be widely spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs and Győr.

Hungarian language language spoken in and around Hungary

Hungarian is a Finno-Ugric language spoken in Hungary and parts of several neighbouring countries. It is the official language of Hungary and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. Outside Hungary it is also spoken by communities of Hungarians in the countries that today make up Slovakia, western Ukraine (Subcarpathia), central and western Romania (Transylvania), northern Serbia (Vojvodina), northern Croatia and northern Slovenia. It is also spoken by Hungarian diaspora communities worldwide, especially in North America and Israel. Like Finnish and Estonian, Hungarian belongs to the Uralic language family. With 13 million speakers, it is the family's largest member by number of speakers.

   World Heritage Site or part of a World Heritage Site
PhotoNameEstablishedAreaSeatMapSymbol
Hortobagyi hid.JPG Hortobágy National Park 1973 (January 1)809.572 km2 (312.577 sq mi) Debrecen
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Common crane
Tiszaalpar 045.jpg Kiskunság National Park 1975 (January 1)506.410 km2 (195.526 sq mi) Kecskemét
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Sand dune landscape
Arrol a fas oldalrol jovunk....(2011 julius) - Bukk mountain, One of the most beautiful regions of our country - panoramio.jpg Bükk National Park 1977 (January 1)422.834 km2 (163.257 sq mi) Eger (Felnémet)
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Carlina acaulis
BAZ2.jpg Aggtelek National Park 1985 (January 1)201.837 km2 (77.930 sq mi) Jósvafő
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Fire salamander
Podersdorf Nordstrand.jpg Fertő-Hanság National Park 1991 (January 1)238.913 km2 (92.245 sq mi) Sarród
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Great egret
Gemenci erdo - Lassi - 1414.jpg Danube-Drava National Park 1996 (January 1)497.516 km2 (192.092 sq mi) Pécs
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Flora,
Danube and Drava
Kettos-Koros-Bekes.jpg Körös-Maros National Park 1997 (January 16)512.465 km2 (197.864 sq mi) Szarvas
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Great bustard
Balaton Hungary Landscape.jpg Balaton Uplands National Park 1997570.190 km2 (220.152 sq mi) Csopak
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Butte, Primula farinosa
and Water
Pilis mountains Nagykovacsi.JPG Danube-Ipoly National Park 1997606.760 km2 (234.271 sq mi) Budapest and
Esztergom
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Rosalia longicorn
Rezi castle 2007 10.jpg Őrség National Park 2002440.483 km2 (170.071 sq mi) Őriszentpéter
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Western capercaillie and
Daphne cneorum

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