Budapest urban area – a little more about the biggest city in Hungary
Hungary is an example of a country dominated by one big urban agglomeration. Budapest, inhabited by 2 million people, concentrate the 20 per cent of the entire country population. No other town in Hungary can compete with the role of the capital. Budapest concentrates some 50-80 per cent of the national scientific and cultural potential. The hungarian capital is very likely to become the commercial and financial centre of central europe. The development of business and financial services has been especially fast in this city after 1989. Anyway, together with Prague, the city has to solve the problems with a poorly mantained housing stock in their central areas and an obsolete urban infrastructure.
The city was created in 1873 by the merger of three towns, Buda, Pest and Óbuda, situated on the two sides of the Danube. Budapest is divided into 23 municipal districts, all of them holding the status of autonomous local Councils. The whole…
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