Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views. The city is 25 kilometres long in the north-south direction and 29 kilometres wide in the east-west direction. Its deepest point is the level of the Danube, which at normal levels is about 90 metres above sea level, and its highest point is 529 metres (Janos-Hill).
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
The city of Budapest was officially created on 17 November 1873 from a merger of the three neighboring cities of Pest, Buda and Óbuda. Smaller towns on the outskirts of the original city were amalgamated into Greater Budapest in 1950.The culture of Hungary varies across Hungary, ranging from the capital city of Budapest on the Danube, to the Great Plains bordering Ukraine. Hungary has a rich folk crafts tradition, including for example embroidery, decorated pottery and carvings. What religion are people in (Budapest) Hungary? 66% of the Hungarian population is officially Catholic, 28% is Protestant, the remaining 6% is miscellaneous, e.g. there is a strong Jewish community in Budapest (approx. 100,000 Jews in Hungary).
Brief City History
Budapest’s reputation as a food capital of the world dates largely from the late 19th century and, bizarrely, to a certain degree from the chilly days of communism. During the heady period following the promulgation of the Dual Monarchy in 1867 and right up until WWII, food became a passion among well-to-do Budapesters, and writers and poets were generous in their praise of it. This was the ‘gilded age’ of the famous chef Károly Gundel and the confectioner József Dobos, and of Gypsy violinists such as Jancsi Rigo and Gyula Benczi, when nothing was too extravagant. The world took note and Hungarian restaurants sprouted up in cities across the world – including a ‘Café Budapest’ in Boston, Massachusetts – complete with their imported Gypsy bands and waiters who sounded like Bela Lugosi.
After WWII, Budapest’s gastronomic reputation lived on – most notably because everything that was offered in the other capital cities of the region was so bad. The food here was, as one observer noted, ‘a bright spot in a culinary black hole’. But most of the best chefs, including Gundel himself, had voted with their feet and left the country in the 1950s, and restaurants were put under state control. The reputation and the reality of food in Budapest had diverged.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
Hungarian is spoken as the official language of Hungary. It is not only the most spoken language in the country but also Europe’s 13th most widely spoken language. Hungarian serves as the native language of around 13 million native speakers. In Hungary, 99.6% of the population speak Hungarian.
Important Types of Commerce in Budapest
Major industries include food processing, pharmaceuticals, motor vehicles, information technology, chemicals, metallurgy, machinery, electrical goods, and tourism (in 2014 Hungary welcomed 12.1 million international tourists). Hungary is the largest electronics producer in Central and Eastern Europe.
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