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List of districts in Budapest

Budapest, the capital of Hungary has 23 districts (Hungarian: kerület), each with its own municipal government.

Contents

  • The number of districts in Budapest 1
  • Districts 2
  • List of districts by population, territory and population density 3
  • Arrangement of districts 4
  • Sister cities/districts 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

The number of districts in Budapest

Budapest had 10 districts after coming into existence by the unification of the cities of Pest, Buda and Óbuda in 1873, numbered I to X. In the 1930s, 4 new districts were organized, numbered XI to XIV. On 1 January 1950, Budapest was amalgamated with 7 neighboring towns and 16 villages, and the number of its districts increased to 22. District IV was dissolved and the number was given to the northernmost newly merged town (Újpest), further amalgamated territories were organized as districts XV - XXII. Former district borders were also partly modified but the old numbering system is still clear on the map. In 1994, one of the former villages left district XX and the new district XXIII was born.

Districts

Listed below are the ordinal numbers of the 23 districts of Budapest, their official names (if there is one), and the names of the neighbourhoods within the districts. Each district can be associated with one or more neighbourhoods named after former towns within Budapest.

  • Buda is the hilly part on the west bank of the Danube (red cells in the table below).
  • Pest is the flat part on the east bank of the Danube (green cells in the table below).
  • Csepel is a big island in the south which barely belongs to Budapest. This part of the island is the District XXI and is also referred as Csepel.
  • Margaret Island is an island that is directly administered by the Municipality of Budapest (used to be part of District XIII) and is used as a recreational area
  • There is a third island called Óbuda Island (Óbudai-sziget) which forms parts of District III and hosts the Sziget Festival since 1993.
District number District name Neighborhoods Sights
I. Várkerület
(Castle District)
Buda Castle, Tabán, Gellérthegy, Krisztinaváros, southern Víziváros Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Hungarian National Gallery, Castle Hill Funicular, Sándor Palace, Fisherman's Bastion, Gellért Hill, Labyrinth of Buda Castle
II. none Adyliget, Budakeszierdő, Budaliget, Csatárka, Erzsébetliget, Erzsébettelek, Felhévíz, Gercse, Hársakalja, Hárshegy, Hűvösvölgy, Kővár, Kurucles, Lipótmező, Máriaremete, Nyék, Országút, Pálvölgy, Pasarét, Pesthidegkút-Ófalu, Petneházy-rét, Remetekertváros, Rézmál, Rózsadomb, Szemlőhegy, Széphalom, Szépilona, Szépvölgy, Törökvész, Újlak, Vérhalom, northern Víziváros, Zöldmál. Tomb of Gül Baba, Mechwart Park, Cave of Szemlő Hill, Stalactite Cave of Pál Valley, Lukács Bath
III. Óbuda-Békásmegyer Óbuda, Aquincum, Aranyhegy, Békásmegyer, Csillaghegy, Csúcshegy, Filatorigát, Hármashatárhegy, Kaszásdűlő, Mátyáshegy, Mocsárosdűlő, Óbudai-sziget, Remetehegy, Rómaifürdő, Solymárvölgy, Szépvölgy, Táborhegy, Testvérhegy, Törökkő, Ürömhegy, Újlak. Aquincum Military Amphitheatre, Zichy Castle
IV. Újpest
(New Pest)
Újpest, Megyer, Káposztásmegyer, Székesdűlő, Istvántelek. Queen of Heavens Church, Synagogue of Újpest, Water Tower of Újpest
V. Belváros-Lipótváros
(Inner City-Leopold Town)
Inner City (in a narrow sense), Lipótváros Parliament, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Gresham Palace, St. Stephen's Basilica, Vigadó Concert Hall, Ethnographic Museum, Hungarian National Bank, Károlyi Garden
VI. Terézváros
(Theresa Town)
Terézváros Andrássy Avenue, Hungarian State Opera House, House of Terror Museum, St. Theresa of Ávila Church.
VII. Erzsébetváros
(Elizabeth Town)
Erzsébetváros Dohány Street Synagogue, Rumbach Street Synagogue, Kazinczy Street Synagogue, St. Elizabeth of Árpád House Church, Reformed Church of Fasor, Madách Theatre, Gozsdu udvar, Hungária Bath (today: Continental Hotel Zara), New York Palace (today: Boscolo Budapest Hotel)
VIII. Józsefváros
(Joseph Town)
Józsefváros, Kerepesdűlő, Tisztviselőtelep Hungarian National Museum, Erkel Theatre, Orczy Garden, Botanic Garden, Hungarian Natural History Museum
IX. Ferencváros
(Francis Town)
Ferencváros, Gubacsidűlő, József Attila-lakótelep National Theatre, Palace of Arts, Kálvin Square Reformed Church, Assisi St. Francis Church, Zwack Unicum Museum, Ráday Street, Holocaust Memorial Center, Museum of Applied Arts
X. Kőbánya
(Quarry)
Felsőrákos, Gyárdűlő, Keresztúridűlő, Kőbánya-Kertváros Népliget (People's Park), Planetarium, St. László Church, Csősztorony (Keeper Tower)
XI. Újbuda
(New Buda)
Albertfalva, Dobogó, Gazdagrét, Gellérthegy, Hosszúrét, Kamaraerdő, Kelenföld, Kelenvölgy, Kőérberek, Lágymányos, Madárhegy, Őrmező, Örsöd, Péterhegy, Pösingermajor, Sasad, Sashegy, Spanyolrét, Tabán Gellért Hill, Citadella, Liberty Statue, Budapest University of Technology and Economics St. Gellért Church, Kopaszi Dike
XII. Hegyvidék
(Highlands)
Budakeszierdő, Csillebérc, Farkasrét, Farkasvölgy, Istenhegy, Jánoshegy, Kissvábhegy, Krisztinaváros, Kútvölgy, Magasút, Mártonhegy, Németvölgy, Orbánhegy, Sashegy, Svábhegy, Széchenyihegy, Virányos. Elizabeth Lookout Tower, Normafa
XIII. none Újlipótváros, Angyalföld, Vizafogó Comedy Theatre, St. Margaret of Árpád House Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
XIV. Zugló Alsórákos, Herminamező, Istvánmező, Kiszugló, Nagyzugló, Rákosfalva, Törökőr, City Park City Park, Heroes' Square, Zoo, Széchenyi Medicinal Bath, Gundel Restaurant, Vajdahunyad Castle, Petőfi Hall, Museum of Fine Arts, Hall of Art, Transport Museum, Municipal Grand Circus, Petőfi Hall, Ferenc Puskás Stadium
XV. none Rákospalota, Pestújhely, Újpalota Water Tower
XVI. none Mátyásföld, Sashalom, Cinkota, Rákosszentmihály, Árpádföld, Kisszentmihály, Ilonatelep, Petőfikert, Nagyiccetelep, Szentgyörgytelep, Szabadságtelep, Huszkatelep Mátyásföld Airport,
XVII. Rákosmente Rákoskeresztúr, Rákoscsaba, Rákoscsaba-Újtelep, Rákosliget, Rákoshegy, Rákoskert, Akadémiaújtelep, Madárdomb, Régiakadémiatelep Statue of Heroes, Statue of Pope John Paul II, Rákos Stream, Merzse Marsh
XVIII. Pestszentlőrinc-Pestszentimre
(Pest Saint Lawrence-Pest Saint Emeric)
Pestszentlőrinc, Pestszentimre Ferenc Liszt Airport, Sándor Petőfi Statue
XIX. kerület Kispest
(Little Pest)
Kispest, Wekerletelep Our Lady Church of Kispest
XX. Pesterzsébet
(Pest Elizabeth)
Gubacsipuszta, Kossuthfalva, Pacsirtatelep, Pesterzsébet, Pesterzsébet-Szabótelep St. Elizabeth of Árpád House Church, Statue of Lajos Kossuth
XXI. Csepel Csepel Little Our Lady Church, Tamariska Hill
XXII. Budafok-Tétény Budatétény, Nagytétény, Budafok Czuba-Durozier Castle, Nagytétény Castle, Sacelláry Castle, Törley Castle, Törley Mausoleum, Memento Park
XXIII. Soroksár Soroksár Heroes' Statue, Molnár Island
non-district Margaret Island Margaret Island Dominicans' Monastery ruins, Francisian Monastery ruins, Premontrean Convent, Water Tower, Japanese Garden, Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Palatinus Swimming Pool, Musical Fountain

List of districts by population, territory and population density

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District Name Population (2009) Area (km2) Population density (people per km2)
I. kerület Budavár ("Buda Castle") 24,728Increase 3.41 7233.1
II. kerület - 88,729Increase 36.34 2426.7
III. kerület Óbuda-Békásmegyer ("Old Buda-Békásmegyer") 123,723Decrease 39.69 3117.6
IV. kerület Újpest ("New Pest") 98,374Decrease 18.82 5227.5
V. kerület Belváros-Lipótváros ("Downtown-Leopoldtown") 27,283Increase 2.59 10,433.6
VI. kerület Terézváros ("Theresatown") 42,120Increase 2.38 17,556.3
VII. kerület Erzsébetváros ("Elisabethtown") 62,530Increase 2.09 29,681.3
VIII. kerület Józsefváros ("Josephtown") 82,222Increase 6.85 11,890.1
IX. kerület Ferencváros ("Francistown") 61,576Increase 12.53 4859.7
X. kerület Kőbánya ("Quarry") 79,270Increase 32.5 2414.9
XI. kerület Újbuda ("New Buda") 139,049Increase 33.47 4105.9
XII. kerület Hegyvidék ("Highland") 56,544Increase 26.67 2109.4
XIII. kerület Angyalföld-Újlipótváros ("Angel's Field-New Leopoldtown") 113,531Increase 13.44 8309.6
XIV. kerület Zugló 120,148Increase 18.15 6525.3
XV. kerület - 80,218Decrease 26.95 2988.2
XVI. kerület - 68,484Increase 33.52 2037.5
XVII. kerület Rákosmente 78,250Increase 54.83 1418.5
XVIII. kerület Pestszentlőrinc-Pestszentimre ("Saint Lawrence by Pest-Saint Emeric by Pest") 93,225Decrease 38.61 2414.9
XIX. kerület Kispest ("Little Pest") 61,610Increase 9.38 6551.5
XX. kerület Pestszenterzsébet ("Saint Elisabeth by Pest") 63,371Increase 12.18 5198.3
XXI. kerület Csepel 76,339Increase 25.75 2963.9
XXII. kerület Budafok-Tétény 50,499Increase 34.25 1473.5
XXIII. kerület Soroksár 20,387Decrease 40.78 501.8
All Budapest 1,712,210Increase 525.16 3260.4

Arrangement of districts

District I is a small area in central Buda (the western side), including the historic Castle. District II is in Buda again, in the northwest, and District III stretches along in the northernmost part of Buda.

To reach District IV, one must cross the Danube to find it in Pest (the eastern side), also at north. With District V, another circle begins: it is located in the absolute centre of Pest. Districts VI, VII, VIII and IX are the neighbouring areas to the east, going southwards, one after the other.

District X is another, more external circle also in Pest, while one must jump to the Buda side again to find Districts XI and XII, going northwards. No more districts remaining in Buda in this circle, we must turn our steps to Pest again to find Districts XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX and XX (mostly external city parts), almost regularly in a semicircle, going southwards again.

District XXI is the extension of the above route over a branch of the Danube, the northern tip of a long island (Csepel-sziget) south from Budapest. District XXII is still on the same route in southwest Buda, and finally District XXIII is again in southernmost Pest, irregular only because it was part of District XX until the mid-90s.

Sister cities/districts

District I (Budavár)

District II

District III (Óbuda-Békásmegyer)

District IV (Újpest)

District V (Inner City)

District VII (Erzsébetváros)

District VIII (Józsefváros)

District IX (Ferencváros)

District X (Kőbánya)

District XI (Újbuda)

District XII (Hegyvidék)

District XIII

District XIV (Zugló)

District XV

District XVI

District XVII

  • Lovran, Croatia
  • Gheorgheni, Romania
District XVIII

District XIX (Kispest)

District XX

District XXI

District XXII

District XXIII

References

  1. ^ Official gazetteer of Hungary (2009)
  2. ^

External links

  • District I-X street maps clearly showing boundaries
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