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Hungary

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  • Official name: Hungary (Magyarország)

    Land area: 35,653 sq mi (92,341 sq km)

    Total area: 35,919 sq mi (93,030 sq km)

    Prime Minister: Viktor Orbán (Since 2010)

    President: Janos Ader (Since 2012)

    Current government officials

    Capital: Budapest, pop. 1.737 million

    Currency: Forint

    National Holiday: Saint Stephen's Day (8/20)

     

    Population: 9,850,845 (July 2017 est.)

    Population Change: Growth rate: -0.25%; 9 births/1,000 population, 12.8 deaths/1,000 population, 1.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.); infant mortality rate: 4.9 deaths/1,000 live births

    Life Expectancy: 76.1 years

     

    Nationality/Demonym: Hungarian (Magyar)

    Languages: Hungarian (official) 99.6%, English 16%, German 11.2%, Russian 1.6%, Romanian 1.3%, French 1.2%, other 4.2%

    Ethnicity/race: Hungarian 85.6%, Romani 3.2%, German 1.9%, other 2.6%, unspecified 14.1% (2011 est.)

    note: percentages add up to more than 100% because respondents were able to identify more than one ethnic group; Romani populations are usually underestimated in official statistics and may represent 5–10% of Hungary's population

    Religions: Roman Catholic 37.2%, Calvinist 11.6%, Lutheran 2.2%, Greek Catholic 1.8%, other 1.9%, none 18.2%, unspecified 27.2% (2011 est.)

    Literacy rate: 99.1% (2015 est.)

     

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