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Capital City of Budapest
Budapest főváros
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Views from Fisherman's Bastion toward south. - Budapest, Hungary. - 62 365² Observador (8262965486).jpgBudapest I., Szent György Square, Sándor Palace. Guard of Honour (10890268203).jpg
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Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest at night.jpg
Flag of Budapest
Coat of arms of Budapest
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Heart of Europe, Pearl of Danube, Capital of Freedom, Capital of Spas and Thermal Baths, Capital of Festivals
Budapest is located in European Union
Coordinates: 47°29′33″N 19°03′05″E / 47.49250°N 19.05139°E / 47.49250; 19.05139Coordinates: 47°29′33″N 19°03′05″E / 47.49250°N 19.05139°E / 47.49250; 19.05139
Country  Hungary
Region Central Hungary
Unification of Buda, Pest and Óbuda 17 November 1873
 • Type Mayor – Council
 • Body General Assembly of Budapest
 • Mayor István Tarlós (Independent, supported by Fidesz)
 • City 525.2 km2 (202.8 sq mi)
 • Urban 2,538 km2 (980 sq mi)
 • Metro 7,626 km2 (2,944 sq mi)
Elevation Lowest (Danube) 96 metres (315 feet)
Highest (János hill) 527 m (315 to 1,729 ft)
Population (2015)
 • City Rise1,759,407
 • Rank 1st (9th in EU)
 • Density 3,348/km2 (8,670/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,927,944
 • Metro 3,303,786
Demonym(s) Budapester, budapesti (Hungarian)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code(s) 1011–1239
Area code 1
ISO 3166 code HU-BU
NUTS code HU101
GDP per capita PPS €37,632 ($52,770)
Website BudapestInfo Official
Government Official
Official name Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Type Cultural
Criteria (ii)(iv)
Designated 1987 (11th session)
Reference no. 400
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Largest groups of foreign residents
Nationality Population (2011)
 Germany 18,278
 Romania 6,189
 China 4,692
 Russia 3,124
 Slovakia 2,581
 Vietnam 2,518
 Poland 2,252
 Greece 2,041
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Volt Királyi palota (138. számú műemlék) 3.jpg
Location Hungary
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iv
Reference 400
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1987 (11th Session)

Budapest (Hungarian: [ˈbudɒpɛʃt]) is the capital and most populous city of Hungary, one of the largest cities in the European Union and sometimes described as the primate city of Hungary. It has an area of 525 square kilometres (203 square miles) and a population of about 1.8 million within the administrative limits in 2016. It is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest Metropolitan Area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres (2,944 square miles) and a population of 3.3 million, comprising 33 percent of the population of Hungary. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the Danube river with the unification of Buda and Óbuda on the west bank, with Pest on the east bank on November 17, 1873.

The history of Budapest began with Aquincum, originally a Celtic settlement that became the Roman capital of Lower Pannonia.Hungarians arrived in the territory in the 9th century. Their first settlement was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241–42. The re-established town became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture by the 15th century. Following the Battle of Mohács and nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule, the region entered a new age of prosperity, and Budapest became a global city after its unification in 1873. It also became the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that dissolved in 1918, following World War I. Budapest was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Hungarian Republic of Councils in 1919, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.



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