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20 Interesting Facts About Budapest

Facts About Budapest

  • Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary.
  • The Inventor of the famous Rubik’s Cube was born in Budapest, Erno Rubik born July 13, 1944, Budapest.
  • The tallest buildings in Budapest are the St. Stephens Basilica and the Parliament, both are 96 meters tall. No Building in Budapest can be taller than 96 meters, as this was the year Hungary was founded in 1896.
  • Budapest is the ninth-largest city in the European Union by Population within City Limits, with an estimated population of 1,752,286.
  • The central area of Budapest along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has several notable monuments, including the Hungarian Parliament and the Buda Castle.
  • The Inventor of the Biro pen was born in Budapest, László Bíró born 29 September 1899.
  • Budapest is the seat of the country’s national government.
  • Mean annual precipitation in Budapest is around 23.5 inches (596.9 mm).
  • The land area of Budapest is around 525 square kilometres or 203 square miles.
  • The history of Budapest began when an early Celtic settlement transformed into the Roman town of Aquincum, the capital of Lower Pannonia.
  • The city lies on the boundary between Zone 6 and Zone 7 in terms of the hardiness zone.
  • The unique piece of art in Budapest’s City Park depicting a 13th-century chronicler seems to have some miraculous powers. The legend has it that touching the pen of the Anonymus will bless you with great writing abilities.
  • Budapest’s Metro is the oldest in continental Europe, it has been in operation since 1896, Only London’s Metro is older. 
  • Within the Budapest borders you can find seven Islands on the Danube: Shipyard Island, Margaret Island, Csepel Island, Palotai-sziget, Népsziget, Háros-sziget, and Molnár-sziget.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Budapest: 47°29′33″N 19°03′05″E
  • Beneath the city of Budapest lies a hidden subterranean world, a maze of over 200 caverns and tunnels. The caverns are the result of a large number of geothermal springs in the area from thermal activity.
  • The Parliament in Budapest is the third-largest in the world.
  • Budapest historical sister cities: New York City, USA; Fort Worth, USA; Shanghai, China; Beijing, China; Tehran, Iran; Nashik, India; Berlin, Germany; Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Bucharest, Romania; Lisbon, Portugal; Tel Aviv, Isreal; Zagreb, Croatia; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Florence, Italy. 
  • In Budapest, The Dohány Street Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe, was built in 1854 and finished in 1859.
  • The previously separate towns of Buda, Óbuda, and Pest were officially unified in 1873, and given the new name Budapest.
Interesting Facts About Budapest
Interesting Facts About Budapest

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