In the 2021 census in the Czech Republic, 8,472 citizens reported being Hungarian, according to the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ) website.
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Ten years ago in 2011, 8,920 persons in the Czech Republic declared that they had Hungarian nationality. This number has since decreased by 448. The main difference between the two censuses is said to be that in 2011 only one nationality and one mother tongue could be recorded in the questionnaires, while in 2022 two nationalities and two mother tongues were listed. The indication of nationality was not obligatory, but the indication of the mother tongue was.
For now, the statistical office has published only the first data on citizenship.
According to the ČSÚ, 5,969 persons indicated Hungarian as their only nationality in the first place of the nationality field, without indicating a second one.
Another 2,503 persons indicated a second nationality in addition to the first Hungarian one. There were 26 nationalities, with the highest number of Ukrainians (1,244) and Slovakians (871).
Hungarian citizenship was the second most common ethnicity, in 2,798 cases of persons of other nationalities. By a large majority (2,698), Hungarian citizenship was added next to Czech citizenship (first place).
Regionally, most Hungarians (1,479) live in Prague, followed by Central Bohemia (909), Southern Moravia (642), and Moravian Silesia (577). The regions with the lowest number of Hungarians in last year’s census were Zlín (117) and Vysočina (118).
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