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 Today 28 Mar 2023
The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Budapest has been opened, meaning that all member states of the Organization of Turkic States now have diplomatic missions in Hungary, and instead of being closed and isolated, there is a trend of opening up, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced on Monday....

There's a new dividing line for world leaders: Would you arrest Putin?

Yahoo Daily News 25 Mar 2023
Gergely Gulyás, who serves as Hungarian President Viktor Orbán’s chief of staff, claimed that Budapest had not worked the international court into its legal system ... On Friday a government minister said the country was awaiting a new legal opinion on the subject.Story continues....

Hungarian official says Budapest will not arrest Putin if he visits

Yahoo Daily News 24 Mar 2023
According to Gulyas, although Budapest signed and ratified the Rome Statute that created the ICC, it has no legal grounds to arrest Putin as the treaty was not incorporated into the Hungarian legal system ... Budapest has resisted several multilateral efforts to support Ukraine amid Russia's full-scale war ... U.S ... .......

Arresting Putin will be seen as a declaration of WAR: Russia's threat after ICC issued ...

The Daily Mail 24 Mar 2023
... of children from Ukraine as legally null and void ... Gergely Gulyas, chief of staff to Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, told reporters in Budapest that arresting Putin would contravene Hungarian law because the country has not promulgated the statute of the ICC into its legal system....

Hungarian top official says Putin will not be arrested if he comes to Hungary

Yahoo Daily News 23 Mar 2023
Gulyás noted that according to the Hungarian legal system, Budapest has no legal grounds to arrest the Russian president, although Hungary has signed and ratified the Rome Statute ... said during a briefing that the Rome Statute is not built into the Hungarian legal system....

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