Budapest (pronounced /ˈbuːdəpɛst/ (deprecatit template), an aa /ˈbʊdəpɛst/, /ˈbjuːdəpɛst/; Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbudɒpɛʃt] ( listen); names in ither leids) is the caipital o Hungary.[4] As the lairgest ceety o Hungary, it serves as the kintra's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, an transportation centre.[5] In 2010, Budapest haed 1,721,556 indwallers,[6] doun frae its 1980 peak of 2.06 million. The Budapest Commuter Aurie is hame tae 3,271,110 fowk.[7][8] The ceety covers an aurie o 525 square kilometres (202.7 sq mi)[9] athin the ceety limits. Budapest became a single ceety occupyin baith banks of the river Danube wi a unification on 17 November 1873 o richt (wast)-bank Buda an Óbuda wi left (east)-bank Pest.[9][10]

Frae top, left tae richt: view o the ceety wi the Danube River, lion guardin the Chain Bridge, Heroes' Square, the Parliament Building, Fisherman's Bastion, St. Stephen's Basilica, an a panorama frae Gellért Hill wi Buda Castle on the left.
Banner o Budapest
Coat o airms o Budapest
Coat o airms
Hert o Europe, Pearl o Danube, Caipital o Freedom, Caipital o Spas an Thermal Baths, Caipital o Festivals
Location o Budapest in Hungary
Location o Budapest in Hungary
Coordinates: 47°28′19″N 19°03′01″E / 47.47194°N 19.05028°E / 47.47194; 19.05028Coordinates: 47°28′19″N 19°03′01″E / 47.47194°N 19.05028°E / 47.47194; 19.05028
RegionCentral Hungary
Unification o Buda, Pest an Óbuda17 November 1873
 • MayorGergely Karácsony
 • Ceety525.16 km2 (202.77 sq mi)
 • Urban
2,538 km2 (980 sq mi)
 • Metro
7,626 km2 (2,944 sq mi)
Highest elevation
527 m (1,729 ft)
Lawest elevation
96 m (315 ft)
 • Ceety1,744,665 Rise
 • Rank1st (8t in EU)
 • Density3,323/km2 (8,610/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Demonym(s)Budapester, budapesti (Hungarian)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code(s)
Aurie code1
ISO 3166 codeHU-BU
touristinfo: [2]

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Budapest is twinned wi:[11][12][13]

Country Ceety Coonty / Destrict / Region / State Date
  Vienna Vienna 1990
  Sarajevo Sarajevo Canton 1995
  Sofia Sofia Ceety
  Cheenae (PRC) Beijing Beijing 2005[14]
  Zagreb Zagreb 1994[15]
  Paris Paris 1956
  Berlin Berlin 1992[16]
  Frankfurt am Main Hesse 1990
  Jakarta Jakarta Special Caipital Region 2009[17]
  Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Destrict 1989[18]
  Florence Tuscany 2008[19]
  Warsaw Masovian Voivodeship 2005[20]
  Lisbon Destrict o Lisbon 1992
  Bucharest Bucharest 1991
  Košice Košice Region 1997[21]
  Daejeon Daejeon 1994[22]
  Bangkok Bangkok 2007
  Lviv Ukraine 1993[23]
  Fort Worth Texas 1990[24]
  New York Ceety New York 1992[25]

Some o the ceety's destricts are an aa twinned tae smaw ceeties or destricts o ither big ceeties, for details see the airticle Leet o deestricts an touns in Budapest.



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