About Budapest.

Budapest is the capital city of Hungary, which is located in the Northern center of the country. It is one of the most significant places in Hungary, as it is the political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation hub of the country. Hungary’s main economy is based in its capital city Budapest, which forms the main center of numerous industries. It is also regarded as an important center in Central Europe, in terms of business, culture and tourism. Budapest is basically an amalgamation of two cities - Buda and Pest, which are separated by the river Danube. The right or the west bank is occupied by Buda while the left or the east bank is flanked by Pest. There are a number of historical monuments and landmarks in the city, making it one of the most visited cities of the continent. Owing to its high popularity as a global city, it is regarded as one of the top places to live in the world. To know some more interesting facts about Budapest, read on.

Interesting facts about Budapest 

  • Budapest is the capital city of Hungary.
  • The language spoken in Budapest in Hungarian (Magyar).
  • The currency of Budapest is Forint (HUF). Check currency conversation rates.
  • Budapest occupies both the banks of the river Danube.
  • The residents of the city are called Budapesters or Budapestians.
  • The first settlement in the city was Ak-Ink. It was built by the Celts before 1AD.
  • The ethnic groups residing the city are Germans, Hungarians, Roma, Slovaks and Greeks.
  • Budapest has 23 districts in total; 6 are located in Buda, 16 in Pest and 1 on the Csepel Island between them.
  • The largest Synagogue in Europe, the Great Synagogue, is located in Budapest.
  • The largest medicinal bath in Europe, Széchenyi Medicinal Bath, is also located in the city.
  • The third largest Parliament building in the world also lies in Budapest.
  • The city even houses the third largest church in Europe, Esztergom Basilica.
  • Budapest experiences a temperate, transitional climate.
  • The first underground railway in Europe was built in Budapest, which is known as the Millennium Underground railway.
  • Budapest is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city houses a few World Heritage Sites, namely the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue and the Millennium Underground railway.
  • A major attraction of the city is the 80 geothermal springs. Budapest also has the world’s largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue and third largest Parliament building.
  • Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum speaks of the rich past of the city.
  • Budapest has the headquarter of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and also the first foreign office of the CIPA.
  • The city has a well-developed infrastructure, which connects it to other both within and outside. It has an airport named Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport and a major railway terminus as well. the roads are very well developed and maintained throughout the city.

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Budapest is designated as one of the top 100 most-livable cities in the world.