Budapest Travel Guide

Geography of Budapest

Geography of Budapest


Budapest is located in the Central part of Hungary. Budapest consists of 23 districts referred to in roman numerals. Bisected by the river Danube (Hungarian: Duna) dividing the city into Pest and Buda. Budapest is populated with approximately 1.9 million people. Roughly one fifth of the country's population.

Budapest was formed in 1873 by the union of Buda and Óbuda on the right bank of the Danube River with Pest on the left bank. Buda, situated among a series of hills, was traditionally the center of government buildings, palaces, and villas belonging to the landed gentry. Pest, a flat area, has long been a commercial and industrial center.