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National Data

Hungary Flag Hungary Flag
Country Hungary
Country code HU
City Budapest
Form of government Unitary Parliamentary Republic
Size in km² 90530
Population 9855023
Year of construction 1904


Type Horseshoe
Volume 492200
Architect Imre Steindl (HU)


The Hungarian Parliament Building (Hungarian: Országház, which translates to House of the Country or House of the Nation) is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube. It is currently the largest building in Hungary and still the tallest building in Budapest.

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HU Parliament


Situated on the riverfront, this neo-Gothic parliament building’s likeness to London’s Houses of Parliament is only a superficial one. While the asymmetric and differently sized towers of Westminster Palace rather highlight the picturesque aspect of Gothic architecture, Budapest’s parliament is strictly symmetric and dominated by the central cupola. The Crown of St. Stephen and Hungary’s imperial insignia are kept beneath this cupola as a symbol of national independence.

Facts & Figures

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Members of parliament 198 GPD per capita in PPP in US$ 24.721
Number of women 20 HDI 0,828
Pop. per MP 49.773 Democracy index 6,84
CO2 total 43.735 CO2 per capita 4,40


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