Population: 1,744,665 (2014)
Language(s): Hungarian (Magyar)
Demonym: Budapester; Budapesti (Magyar)
Area: 525 km2 (203 mi2)
Dialing Code: +36
Electricity Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug/Socket Types: C & F
Time Zone: Central European Time (UTC+1); Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
The capital of Hungary, Budapest is quite a city to behold. It is the capital and largest city of Hungary, and a very popular tourist destination. It straddles the Danube River, with Buda on the west bank and Pest on the east. Budapest has numerous World Heritage Sites, including the banks of the Danube River, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway.
Top Places to See and Things to Do:
- Hungarian Parliament Building
- Castle Hill and the Castle District
- National Széchenyi Library
- Andrássy út
- Dohány Street Synagogue – the largest synagogue in Europe, 2nd largest in the world.