Budapest started when an early Celtic settlement

The historical backdrop of

Budapest started when an early Celtic settlement changed into the Roman town of Aquincum,[16][17] the capital of Lower Pannonia.[16] The Hungarians showed up in the region in the late ninth century,[18] yet the region was ravaged by the Mongols in 1241–42.[19] Re-set up Buda got one of the focuses of Renaissance humanist culture by the fifteenth century.[20][21][22] The Battle of Mohács, in 1526, was trailed by almost 150 years of Ottoman rule.[23] After the reconquest of Buda in 1686, the area entered another time of success, with Pest-Buda turning into a worldwide city after the unification of Buda, Óbuda, and Pest on 17 November 1873, with the name ‘Budapest’ given to the new capital.[13][24] Budapest likewise turned into the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire,[25] an extraordinary force that broke down in 1918, following World War I. The city was the point of convergence of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

• Metro 7,626 km2 (2,944 sq mi)

Elevation[6] Lowest (Danube) 96 m

Most noteworthy (János Hill) 527 m (315 to 1,729 ft)

Populace (2017)[7][8]

• Capital city 1,752,286[1]

• Rank 1st (ninth in EU)

• Density 3,388/km2 (8,770/sq mi)

• Urban 2,997,958[5]

• Metro 3,011,598[4]

Demonyms Budapester, budapesti (Hungarian)

Time zone UTC+1 (CET)

• Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Postal code(s)


Zone code 1

ISO 3166 code HU-BU

NUTS code HU101

HDI (2018) 0.901[9] – high · first

Website BudapestInfo Official

Government Official

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Official name Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue

Criteria Cultural: ii, iv

Reference 400

Inscription 1987 (eleventh meeting)

Extensions 2002

Area 473.3 ha

Cushion zone 493.8 ha

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