The Republic of Hungary is located in eastern Central Europe, and its capital city is Budapest. Hungary has a population of around 10 million, of whom Hungarians account for 94%. The total number of speakers of Hungarian is 14 million.

The present state of Hungary was founded in the year 1000. (Read more about its history.)

Of the population of Hungary, 50% are Roman Catholics, 16% Calvinists and 3% Lutherans. There are 100,000 Jews in Hungary.


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