Budapest

Budapest (Hungarian: [ˈbudɒpɛʃt]; names in other languages) 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. According to the census, in 2011 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 Óbuda on the west bank, with Pest on the east bank on 17 November 1873.

The history of Budapest began with Aquincum, originally a Celtic settlement that became the Roman capital of Lower Pannonia.Hungarians arrived in the territory in the 9th century. Their first settlement was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241–42. The re-established town became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture by the 15th century. Following the Battle of Mohács and nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule, the region entered a new age of prosperity in the 18th and 19th centuries, and Budapest became a global city after its unification in 1873. It also became the second capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that dissolved in 1918, following World War I. Budapest was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Hungarian Republic of Councils in 1919, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, and the Revolution of 1956.

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Seb plays Cupid! Vettel leaves couple stunned as F1 star turns up to engagement outside ...

The Daily Mail 31 Jul 2021
From the Hungaroring, to an engagement ring 梁 ... RELATED ARTICLES ... Stoffel... Vettel also wore rainbow-coloured trainers in protest against Hungary's anti-LGBTQ+ laws. He also arrived in Budapest this week donning a pair of white trainers featuring a rainbow - in a show of support for LGBTQ+ rights amid Hungary's controversial anti-LGBTQ+ legislation ... ....
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Hungarian election panel clears questions of LGBT referendum

Yahoo Daily News 30 Jul 2021
Demonstrators protest against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the latest anti-LGBTQ law in Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2021. BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's National Election Committee approved on Friday the government's list of questions on LGBT issues it wants ......
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Hamilton slams Hungary's 'anti-LGBTQ' law as 'cowardly'

The Times of India 29 Jul 2021
BUDAPEST ... Last Saturday, thousands marched in Budapest's biggest Pride parade, a week before this Sunday's race at the Hungaroring, to the east of the capital ... On July 21, Orban said a national vote would be held to gauge domestic support for the law after the European Commission launched legal action against Budapest over the measure....
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Hamilton slams Hungary's 'anti-LGBT+' law as 'cowardly'

The Times of India 29 Jul 2021
BUDAPEST ... Last Saturday, thousands marched in Budapest's biggest Pride parade, a week before this Sunday's race at the Hungaroring, to the east of the capital ... On July 21, Orban said a national vote would be held to gauge domestic support for the law after the European Commission launched legal action against Budapest over the measure....
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Hamilton slams Hungary's 'anti-LGBT+' law

Supersport 29 Jul 2021
</p>Last Saturday, thousands marched in Budapest's biggest Pride parade, a week before this Sunday's race at the Hungaroring, to the east of the capital.</p>"Ahead of the Grand Prix this weekend, I want to share my support for those affected by the ......
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Lewis Hamilton slams ‘cowardly’ Hungarian government over anti-LGBT law ahead of Grand Prix

Metro UK 29 Jul 2021
The Mercedes driver has spoken out against Hungary’s controversial new law (Picture ... Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has hit out at Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ+ law ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix in Budapest and called on the nation to overturn it in their upcoming referendum....
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In Ireland we ask if Pride has become too corporate. In Hungary it’s about gay people’s right to exist

The Irish Times 27 Jul 2021
Shaun Lavelle is an Irish editor and teacher based in Budapest. On Saturday he joined thousands of Hungarians for the annual Budapest Pride march to support LGBTQ+ people and protest against a law that limits schools teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues ... In Budapest, the conversation is simply around the right to exist....
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In Ireland we ask if Pride is now too corporate. Where I live it’s about gay people’s right to exist

The Irish Times 27 Jul 2021
Shaun Lavelle is an Irish editor and teacher based in Budapest. On Saturday he joined thousands of Hungarians for the annual Budapest Pride march to support LGBTQ+ people and protest against a law that limits schools teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues ... In Budapest, the conversation is simply around the right to exist....
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How LGBTQ rights forced Hungary into a moment of reckoning

Taipei Times 26 Jul 2021
Brussels is threatening action over an LGBTQ law that could involve cutting funds to Budapest ... “When the pressure on our homeland is so great, then only the will of the people is able to defend Hungary,” Orban said in a Facebook post on Wednesday, three days before Budapest hosted its biggest-ever Pride March, and perhaps its bravest....
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LGBT march condemns controversial Budapest law

Hong Kong Standard 25 Jul 2021
Rising anger over the policies of Hungary's right-wing government filled the streets of the country's capital as thousands of LGBT supporters marched in the annual Budapest Pride parade ... Budapest Pride spokesperson Jojo Majercsik said this year's march is not just a celebration ......
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Thousands march in Budapest Pride to oppose anti-LGBTQ law

The Observer 25 Jul 2021
Thousands of Hungarians have joined the annual Budapest Pride march to support LGBTQ people and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues in schools ... Budapest Pride march is a protest against anti-gay laws, say organisers....
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Thousands Join Budapest Pride March To Protest LGBT Law

Beijing News 25 Jul 2021
Thousands of people joined the annual Budapest Pride march on July 24 in a show of support ... The European Commission last week launched legal action against Budapest over the new law, saying it is discriminatory and contravenes European values of tolerance and individual freedom....
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Tensions amid Budapest Pride parade

Taipei Times 25 Jul 2021
Stop LGBTQ pedophilia,” referring to a contested new law. AFP, BUDAPEST ... “Many people are dismayed at the new law and the anti-gay propaganda,” said Johanna Majercsik, a spokesperson for the Budapest Pride organizer. People carry flags at the Budapest Pride parade on Saturday....
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