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Interesting facts about Hungary

Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe. It was founded in 896, before France and Germany became separate entities, and before the unification of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

Around 1000 CE, the Kingdom of Hungary was one of the largest states in Europe, bigger than France. Later, it became of the the two “eagle heads” of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Hungarian inventions include the noiseless match (János Irinyi), Rubik’s cube (Erno Rubik), and the krypton electric bulb (Imre Bródy).

The story of the multiple Oscar-winner film, The English Patient, is actually based on the life of László Almásy, a Hungarian explorer and traveler.

Hungary has one of the most important thermal spring culture in Europe. The country boasts no less than 1,500 spas.

As of 2007, 13 Hungarians had received a Nobel prize.

Hungary Draughts Federation

President of federation: Viktor Penkalo

E-mail: penkalo@t-online.hu
Phone +36-92-314894; +36-30-4069149
Fax +36-92-510694; +36-92-502101

Viktor Penkalo
15 Berzsenyi Street
8900 Zalaegerszeg
Hungary

Best rated players Alex Penkalo, Viktor Penkalo, Szabolcs Huzian
Best rated women’s players Katalin Vass, Viktoria Varga, Timea Varga

 

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    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian version, the EDC Executive Board Meeting 4/2022 – minutes, held on 6th December, 2022. A friendly draughts embrace to all of you.Carlo A. BordiniEDC EB Meeting 4_2022 Minutes v1_ENG EDC EB …

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    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English and French version (soon also Russian and Ukrainian ones), the EDC Executive Board Meeting 3/2022 – minutes, held on 17th September 2022. A friendly draughts embrace to all of you.Carlo A. BordiniFR_EDC EB Meeting 3_2022 …

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