Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary,
and one of the largest cities in the European Union.
It is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre,
sometimes described as the primate city of Hungary.
In 2011, according to the census, Budapest had 1.74 million inhabitants, down from its 1989
peak of 2.1 million due to suburbanisation.
The Budapest Metropolitan Area is home to 3.3 million people.
The city covers an area of 525 square kilometres (202.7 sq mi).
Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with
the unification of Buda and Ã“buda on the west bank, with Pest on the east bank on 17 November 1873.
Budapest's Notable Births
Budapest's Notable Deaths
- 1951 November 26
- Ilona Staller
, porno star (born at Budapest,Hungary) Sagittarius
- 1917 February 06
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
, actress (born at Budapest, Hungary) Aquarius