The Population and Demographics of Hungary

Hungary is home to over 10.5 million people, the vast majority of whom are ethnic Hungarians, or Magyars. Minorities – only three percent of the entire population – include Germans, Romanians, and Slovaks.

Hungary is also home to many Romanies and Jewish peoples. The Magyars are Central Asian in origin, and their language is unrelated to the language of Slavic peoples, who dominate Eastern Europe. (Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Serbs, Croats, and Russians are all Slavic peoples.) Twenty percent of the entire population lives in Budapest, the capital, while the next largest city has a population almost ten times less.

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