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Hungary Population and Religion Percentage

Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. According to Hungarian Central Statistical Office, the population of Hungary in 2023 is 9,599,744 and as per the UN World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of Hungary in 2024 is 9,994,992 (10 million)

Estimated population of Hungary in 2024: 10 million or 1 crore

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Hungary Demographics
HungaryPopulation
Total Population9,599,744
Global Rank95
Land Area 89,608 sq. km (34,598 sq. mi )
Area Rank108
Pop. Density103.2 people/sq. km
Growth Rate1.86%
Fertility Rate* of Hungary1.49
Infant mortality rate ** in Hungary3.5
Median Age in Hungary 41.3 Years
Life Expectancy in Hungary77.31 years
Urban Population of Hungary71.70%

Religion in Hungary

Hungary has no official religion and recognizes freedom of religion as a fundamental right. The 2011 census showed that the majority of Hungarians were Christians (54.4%), with Roman Catholics are in majority. Catholicism is followed by 38.9% of the population followed by Calvinists at 11.6%, next is Protestants at 3%, and other Christians at 0.5%.

Non-Christian faiths account for 0.6%, and the remaining 45.4% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

The World Jewish Congress estimates the Jewish population to be between 35,000 and 120,000 persons. Local Jewish organizations estimate approximately 100,000 citizens with Jewish heritage live in the country, primarily in Budapest. Other religious groups are distributed throughout the country and include Buddhists, Muslims, and Hinduism.

Religion in Hungary as per Census 2011

Religion/ AffiliationsPercentage
Christians54 %
Roman Catholics– 37.1%
Greek Catholics– 1.8%
Reformed/Calvinist– 11.6%
Protestants– 3%
Other Christians– 0.5%
Other Religions0.6%
Islam0.1%
Judaism 0.1%
Other faiths 0.4%
Unaffiliated / No Religion18.2%
No answer27.2%

Source: Census 2011

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Top Cities in Hungary by Population
#CityCountiePopulation
1BudapestBudapest17,52,286
2DebrecenHajdú-Bihar2,01,432
3SzegedCsongrád-Csanád1,60,766
4MiskolcBorsod-Abaúj-Zemplén1,54,521
5PécsBaranya1,42,873
6GyőrGyőr-Moson-Sopron1,32,038
7NyíregyházaSzabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg1,16,799
8KecskemétBács-Kiskun1,10,687
9SzékesfehérvárFejér96,940
10SzombathelyVas78,407
11SzolnokJász-Nagykun-Szolnok71,285
12ÉrdPest68,211
13TatabányaKomárom-Esztergom65,845
14SopronGyőr-Moson-Sopron62,671
15KaposvárSomogy61,441
16VeszprémVeszprém59,738
17BékéscsabaBékés58,996
18ZalaegerszegZala57,403
19EgerHeves52,898
20NagykanizsaZala46,649
Population of Hungary 2024 | Religion in Hungary