is a medium-sized country in the Carpathian basin, with ten million inhabitants. It has a statehood of more than one thousand and one hundred years, and is a member state of the European Union since 2004. The country has given the world many well-known inventors, scientists, explorers, composers and athletes. In addition, Hungary has more Nobel Prize winners per capita than any other nation. Hungary is proudly placed 8th both in the all-time Olympic medal table and in that of the FINA World Championships, while it ranks 5th in the European Championships (aquatics), despite being the world’s 108th country as far as its size is concerned, and the 84th in terms of its population.