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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Ukraine won’t join NATO until it achieves ‘democratic standards’ & respects rights of minorities, says ...

Russia Today 24 Sep 2021
This topic has long been a talking point for Budapest regarding its eastern neighbor. Relations between the two nations deteriorated in 2017, when a law in Ukraine banned all foreign tongues from being used as the language of instruction in the country’s educational institutions....

This feminist witch introduced California to Goddess worship

Finger Lakes Times 22 Sep 2021
Fiction, yes, but it's easy to see parallels between Baba Boogie and the screenwriter, Zsuzsanna Budapest ... Budapest believes her work as a public witch was essential, but like Baba Boogie, she is ready for a respite ... Budapest refused ... Buckley and Budapest decided their goal was not just to get Budapest off, but to strike down the law entirely....

Audrey Jean Babcock

Hibbing Daily Tribune 21 Sep 2021
She graduated from Hamline University with a degree in chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Masters in Chemistry, and the University of Minnesota School of Law with a Juris Doctor ... Then to Munich in Germany, Budapest in Hungary, and Kolozsv�r in Romania with her brother, parents, and later sister-in-law and nephew(s)....

PM Orbán: Those Campaigning with CEU’s Expulsion Were not Telling Truth

Hungary Today 19 Sep 2021
In the letter, entitled The persecuted, expelled university in Budapest, Orbán said ... of Budapest” ... Gov't to Modify 'Lex CEU' Law. The Hungarian government is modifying the higher education law that led to Central European University ending its academic operations in Budapest....

Access to single market key to Hungary's EU membership - Orban

Reuters 17 Sep 2021
BUDAPEST, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Hungary must remain a member of the European Union to ensure continued access to the bloc's single market, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday ... and has put both countries under formal EU investigation for undermining the rule of law....

To where did Habsburg’s Economic Empire disappear?

Open Access Government 16 Sep 2021
Notwithstanding legal equality between Austria and Hungary the relationship between Vienna and Budapest was – in economic terms – asymmetric ... Given the fanfares and the seeming resolve of new national elites, the business empires once managed from Budapest and Vienna seemed to have been doomed....

‘Cholent Festival’ brings Jewish culture to Hungary via food, music, traditions

Cleveland Jewish News 13 Sep 2021
Thousands of people took part in the Sixth Hungarian ‘Cholent Festival’ (“Sólet” in Hungarian) at the Újbuda outdoor theater in Budapest before the start of the High Holidays, organized by the Chabad Lubavitch organization Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities (EMIH)....

Hungary blasts ‘arrogant’ Brussels over move to penalize Poland for judicial reform, accuses EU of empire-building

Russia Today 09 Sep 2021
Poland has insisted that national law should not be subordinate to European law ... Hungary has also fallen foul of the European Commission, which has warned Budapest it could lose access to EU funds if it fails to uphold the rule of law and blasted Viktor Orban’s government over its banning of the dissemination of pro-LGBTQ material to minors....

Rule-of-law concerns holding up Polish, Hungarian EU recovery funds

Ghana News Agency 06 Sep 2021
"Indeed, we are also looking at this issue of the primacy of EU law and the potential implications for ... Budapest accuses Brussels of illegitimately withholding its approval because of a new law restricting young people's access to information about non-heterosexual ways of living....

'No further powers to Brussels’: Hungary’s foreign minister calls for more sovereignty within the EU

Russia Today 04 Sep 2021
In May, Budapest angered Brussels when it vetoed a proposed ... The EU leadership has also been particularly condemnatory over Budapest’s contentious law against LGBT propaganda, which resulted in withholding investment plans, containing grants and loans, earlier this year....

Hungary Claims Nine Medals (Four Gold) at Paralympics in First Week

Hungary Today 01 Sep 2021
Gold ... Amarilla Veres. Image by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI ... Péter Pálos ... Silver ... Fanni Illés ... However, she managed to find her way back, and besides her sports successes, she earned a law degree and is now working for the Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK). BRFK workers, including Budapest’s police chief, greeted her at the airport after her arrival ... ....

Democracy Digest: Poland Accuses EU of ‘Hybrid War’, While Hungary Claims Victory

Balkan Insight 27 Aug 2021
The failure of the European Commission to activate the rule-of-law mechanism and prevent Poland and Hungary from benefiting from EU funds is being hailed as a victory in Budapest ... the rule-of-law conditionality ... “We cannot let go until the rule of law mechanism is implemented....

Karácsony Targets Withdrawal of Budapest’s Approval to Host 2023 World Athletics Championships

Hungary Today 26 Aug 2021
Budapest’s mayor will propose to the ... Karácsony told the press conference that by passing a law on China’s Fudan University, the government had violated a 2019 agreement which included, among other things, Budapest’s approval for the world athletics championships....

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