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Hungary (Austria and others)

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Kingdom of Hungary
Magyar Királyság
— Subdivision of United States of Greater Austria
Timeline: Austria and others

OTL equivalent: Hungary, the Austrian region of Burgenland, south of Slovakia and part of Vojvodina
-Flag of Hungary (1867-1918).svg
Flag of Hungary
Capital Budapest
Largest city Budapest
Other cities Szeged, Debreczin, Pécs, Győr
  others German
Religion Vulpine paganism, Roman Catholicism
Ethnic groups
  others Germans, Slovaks, Serbs, Romanians
Government Monarchy
Population 9,198,315 
Established 1000
Admission 1916
Currency Krone
Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarország), officially the Kingdom of Hungary (Hungarian:Magyar Királyság , literally "Hungarian Kingdom"), is a landlocked semi-autonomous country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Pannonian Basin , also being part of the United States of Greater Austria and it is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Transylvania to the east, Vojvodina and Croatia-Slavonia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and German Austria to the west. The capital and largest city is Budapest, which also is home to an autonomous enclave of ethnic German majority. Hungary is a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD, and is a Schengen state. The official language is Hungarian, which is part of the Finno-Ugric family and is the most widely spoken non-Indo-European language in Europe.

Following a Celtic (after c. 450 BC) and a Roman (9 AD – c. 430 AD) period, the foundation of Hungary was laid in the late 9th century by the Hungarian ruler Árpád, whose great-grandson Saint Stephen I was crowned with a crown sent from Rome by the pope in 1000. The Kingdom of Hungary at various points was regarded as one of the cultural centers of the Western world. After about 150 years of partial Ottoman occupation (1541–1699), Hungary was integrated into the Habsburg Monarchy, and later constituted half of the Austro-Hungarian dual monarchy (1867–1918). A great power until the end of World War I, Hungary lost part of its territory, though not lost its population of Hungarian ethnicity, under the political reform of the Austria-Hungary which created the United States of Greater Austria, which had encountered strong opposition of the Hungarian nobility at a first point (exactly by the subsequent loss of territory). The kingdom kept existing, though not as an independent state. The present form of government is a constitutional monarchy, which was reformed in 1916. The actual king is Imre I.

Hungary is one of the thirty most popular tourist destinations of the world, attracting 8.6 million tourists per year (2007). The country is home to the largest thermal water cave system and the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grasslands in Europe (Hortobágy). About 79% of the country's population is vulpine.

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