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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Hungary’s five-time Prime Minister Orbán is facing a new serious contender in upcoming EU elections

Wtop 27 May 2024
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — About three months ago, a scandal rocked five-time nationalist Prime Minister Viktor ... The bloc has withheld some 20 billion euros ($21.7 billion) in funding to Budapest over its rule-of-law violations, which has further hindered its flagging economy....
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Hungary's five-time Prime Minister Orb�n is facing a new serious contender in upcoming EU elections

Springfield News-Sun 27 May 2024
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — About three months ago, a scandal rocked five-time nationalist Prime Minister Viktor ... The bloc has withheld some 20 billion euros ($21.7 billion) in funding to Budapest over its rule-of-law violations, which has further hindered its flagging economy....
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Hungarian authorities attempt to hide truth behind Budapest blast

Blitz 22 May 2024
Although media reports have revealed connections of Zulkarnain Saer Khan behind the Budapest blast, Hungarian authorities – including its law enforcement and intelligence agencies lately have started suspicious role while government-controlled media outlets are frantically trying to burry this revelation for reasons unknown....
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American conservatives love Hungary’s Orbán — but ignore his wooing of China

The Hill 17 May 2024
Hungary’s flowering relationship with China, on full display during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s triumphant two-day visit to Budapest, is a blazing three-alarm fire ... Chinese surveillance cameras and facial recognition software have likewise established a significant beachhead in Budapest, importantly with Hungarian law enforcement....
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Government to Strengthen the Economy with Protectionist Legislation

Hungary Today 15 May 2024
The government is committed to a protectionist policy in order to strengthen the economy, even if this entails conflicts, said the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Construction and Transport at the “Public Procurement Expo 2024” event in Budapest on Tuesday....
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