Croats of Hungary

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Croats of Hungary
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Total population
Regions with significant populations
 Baranya County 7,185
 Zala County 3,770
 Bács-Kiskun County 3,502
 Vas County 3,197
 Győr-Moson-Sopron County 3,028
 Budapest 2,186
 Somogy County 1,547
 Pest County 980
 Csongrád County 358
 Fejér County 353
 Tolna County 178
 Veszprém County 131
Croatian, Hungarian
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Croats, Croats of Vojvodina, Burgenland Croats
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The Hungarian Croats (Croatian: Hrvati u Mađarskoj, Hungarian: Magyarországi horvátok) are an ethnic minority in Hungary. According to the 2011 census, there were 26,774 Croats in Hungary or 0.3% of population.[2]

Croats of Hungary belong to several ethnic subgroups. Following Croat ethnic groups called themselves through history as Croats: Burgenland Croats, Podravina Croats, Pomurje Croats.[3] These Croats live along Croatian-Hungarian border and along Austrian-Hungarian border. There are also Bunjevci, Šokci, Tots and Dalmatini.


Croat communities are scattered in several parts of Hungary, mostly in the western and southern part of the country, and along the Danube, including Budapest with neighbourhood.

According to 2011 population census, 7,185 Croats live in Baranya County, 3,770 in Zala County, 3,502 in Bacs-Kiskun County, 3,197 in Vas County, 3,028 in Győr-Moson-Sopron County, 2,186 Croats live in Budapest, 1,547 in Somogy County, 980 in Pest County, 358 in Csongrad County, 353 in Fejer County, 178 in Tolna County, 131 in Veszprem County etc.[4]

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Notable Croats[edit]

Notable Hungarian Croats or Hungarians of Croat descent.

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