Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, which also means that it is the country’s principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial and transportation centre. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with the unification in 1873 of west-bank Buda and Óbuda with east-bank Pest. Budapest has 1.74 million inhabitants, down from its 1989 peak of 2.1 million due to suburbanisation. The Budapest Commuter Area is home to 3.3 million people.
|Main city||Main city and
|Surface||525 km2||2538 km2|
|Population density||3306 inh/km2||1001 inh/km2|