26,000 Fewer Hungarians Registered in Hargita County Last Year

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Ethnic Hungarians with folk costumes and flags at commemoration of 163rd anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution on March 15, 2011 in Hargita, Romania.

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More than 26,000 fewer Hungarians were registered in Hargita county last year compared to the 2011 census, yet the proportion of Hungarians in Romania's "most Hungarian" county increased by almost one percentage point, according to a recent report by the Romanian Statistical Institute.

In Romania, Hungarians are in the majority in two counties out of 41: in Hargita County, 232,000 people (about 85.7% of the local population) declared themselves as Hungarians, and in Kovászna County, 133,000 people (71.8%) did so.

In the 2011 census, 259,000 Hungarians were listed in Hargita County, which accounted for 84.8% of the local population at the time, and 152,000 (73.6%) in Kovászna County.

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