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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The Observer 14 Aug 2022
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My country, Ukraine, has a proposal for the west – and it could make the ...

The Guardian 11 Aug 2022
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Two EU members reject gas rationing plan – media

Russia Today 06 Aug 2022
Poland called it “defective” and Hungary questioned the plan’s legality ... According to the document seen by Reuters, Budapest questioned the legality of the plan, claiming that it would affect the country's energy security ... Warsaw called the legal basis of the document ......

Ukraine got a signed commitment in 1994 to ensure its security – but can the ...

Hastings Tribune 05 Aug 2022
Lee Feinstein, Indiana University and Mariana Budjeryn ... U.S ... What is the significance now of the Budapest Memorandum? ... The memorandum, signed in 1994, is not legally binding ... Russia has blatantly violated the Budapest Memorandum ... The U.S ... The adminstration’s resolute approach is consistent with the security assurances of the Budapest Memorandum ... The U.S ... ....

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Hungary Today 05 Aug 2022
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