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Budapest
Ceety
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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.

Flag
Coat o airms o Budapest
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Hert o Europe, Pearl o Danube, Caipital o Freedom, Caipital o Spas an Thermal Baths, Caipital o Festivals
Location o Budapest in Hungary
Coordinates: 47°28′19″N 19°03′01″E / 47.47194°N 19.05028°E / 47.47194; 19.05028
Kintra Hungary
Region Central Hungary
Subregion Budapesti
Unification o Buda, Pest an Óbuda 17 November 1873
Boroughs
Government
 • Mayor István Tarlós (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
 • Ceety 525.16 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)
Lowest elevation 96 m (315 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Ceety 1,733,685
 • Density 3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,551,247
 • Urban density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
 • Metro 3,284,110
 • Metro density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym budapesti
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code(s) 1011–1239
Aurie code 1
ISO 3166 code HU-BU
Website budapest.hu
touristinfo: [2]

Budapest (pronounced /ˈbuːdəpɛst/, also /ˈbʊdəpɛst/, /ˈbjuːdəpɛst/; Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈbudɒpɛʃt] ( listen); names in ither leids) is the caipital o Hungary.[1] As the lairgest ceety o Hungary, it serves as the kintra's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, an transportation centre.[2] In 2010, Budapest haed 1,721,556 inhabitants,[3] doun frae its 1980 peak of 2.06 million. The Budapest Commuter Aurie is hame tae 3,271,110 fowk.[4][5] The ceety covers an aurie o 525 square kilometres (202.7 sq mi)[6] athin the ceety limits. Budapest became a single ceety occupyin both banks of the river Danube wi a unification on 17 November 1873 o richt (wast)-bank Buda an Óbuda wi left (east)-bank Pest.[6][7]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Budapest is twinned wi:[8][9][10]

Country Ceety Coonty / Destrict / Region / State Date
Austrick Vienna Vienna 1990
Bosnie an Herzegovinae Sarajevo Sarajevo Canton 1995
Bulgarie Sofia Sofia Ceety
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Cheenae (PRC) Beijing Beijing 2005[11]
Croatie Zagreb Zagreb 1994[12]
Fraunce Paris Paris 1956
Germany Berlin Berlin 1992[13]
Germany Frankfurt am Main Hesse 1990
Indonesie Jakarta Jakarta Special Caipital Region 2009[14]
Israel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Destrict 1989[15]
Italy Florence Tuscany 2008[16]
Poland Warsaw Masovian Voivodeship 2005[17]
Portugal Lisbon Destrict o Lisbon 1992
Romanie Bucharest Bucharest 1991
Slovakie Košice Košice Region 1997[18]
Sooth Korea Daejeon Daejeon 1994[19]
Thailand Bangkok Bangkok 2007
Ukraine Lviv Ukraine 1993[20]
Unitit States Fort Worth Texas 1990[21]
Unitit States New York Ceety New York 1992[22]

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.

Pairtnerships[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  2. "Budapest". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  3. "Hungary by data 2009". Hungarian Central Statistical Office. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  4. History of the Budapest Commuter Association (English))
  5. Settlements of the Budapest Commuter Area (Hungarian)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Török, András. "Budapest". Encarta. Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  7. Molnar, A Concise History of Hungary, Chronology pp. 15.
  8. "Sister City - Budapest". Official wabstide o New York Ceety. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  9. "Sister cities of Budapest" (in Hungarian). Official Website of Budapest. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. "Who knows less about Budapest? A quiz with mayor candidates" (in Hungarian). Index. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. "Sister Cities". Beijing Municipal Government. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  12. "Intercity and International Cooperation of the City of Zagreb". © 2006–2009 City of Zagreb. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  13. "Berlin's international city relations". Berlin Mayor's Office. Archived from the original on August 22, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  14. "The Jakarta Post - Hungarian envoy builds new links with RI". The Jakarta Post. 
  15. "Tel Aviv sister cities" (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  16. "Hízelgő a magyar fővárosnak: Firenze testvérvárosának fogadta". Népszabadság (in Hungarian). Ringier. 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  17. "Miasta partnerskie Warszawy". um.warszawa.pl. Biuro Promocji Miasta. 2005-05-04. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  18. "Partnership towns of the City of Košice" (in Slovak). © 2007-2009 City of Košice Magistrát mesta Košice, Tr. SNP 48/A, 040 11 Košice. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  19. Daejeon.kr[deid airtin] Daejeon.kr[deid airtin]
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  21. "Fort Worth Sister Cities". fwsistercities.org. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  22. "NYC's Sister Cities". Sister City Program of the City of New York. 2006. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
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