Transportation Effects on Spatial Structure of Hungary


  • Ferenc Erdősi


Keywords, monocentric spatial structure, passenger traffic, inter-settlement traffic connections, gravity zone, traffic junction, central settlement, urbanisation functions, settlement development


On account of its geographical situation Hungary, as a meeting point of transcontinental transport, has a significant transit function and it is the place where the communication channels linking Western and Eastern Europe as well as Northern and Southern Europe converge. To make use of a technical term: Hungary is a “ferry-country”. Also because of the above mentioned endowment in comparison with the socio-economic development level of the country a high-standard railway-network has been built which porved to be an unusually strong spatial structure-shaping factor. In the present paper, the author is going to give a brief survey of the characteristic features of the interaction between the transport network and the general regional structure.




How to Cite

Erdősi, F. (1992). Transportation Effects on Spatial Structure of Hungary. Discussion Papers, (13), 5–61. Retrieved from