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Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary


Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest.
Photo by Dan Freeman





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Capital: Budapest

Location: Central Europe, northwest of Romania

Government: none

Currency: forints (HUF)

Area: 93,028 sq km

Population: 9,728,337 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Hungarian (official) 99.6%, English 16%, German 11.2%, Russian 1.6%, Romanian 1.3%, French 1.2%, other 4.2%; note - shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census; Hungarian is the mother tongue of 98.9% of Hungarian speakers (2011 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 37.2%, Calvinist 11.6%, Lutheran 2.2%, Greek Catholic 1.8%, other 1.9%, none 18.2%, no response 27.2% (2011 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+1

Tel Code: +36

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