Budapest metropolitan area

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Budapest Metropolitan Area
Budapesti Agglomeráció
Map of the Budapest Metropolitan Region and Central Hungary[1]
Map of the Budapest Metropolitan Region and Central Hungary[1]
Country  Hungary
Region

Central Hungary


Largest city Budapest (1.744.665 pop. in 2014[2])
Area
 • Metro 7.626 km2 (2.944 sq mi)
Population [3][4]
 • Metro 3.284.110 Increase
 • Metro density 431.1/km2 (1,117/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Website Official website

The Budapest metropolitan area (Hungarian: Budapesti agglomeráció) is a statistical area that describes the reach of commuter movement to and from Budapest and its surrounding suburbs. Created by Hungary's national statistical office HCSO to describe suburban development around centres of urban growth, the surrounding a more densely built and densely populated urban area. As of 2014 the Budapest metropolitan area, with its 7,626 km² (2,944 sq mi), extends significantly beyond Budapest's administrative region (encompasses 193 settlements around the city), a region also commonly referred to as Central Hungary.[5] It had a population of 3,284,110 inhabitants at the January 2011 census, making it the tenth largest urban region in Europe (Larger urban zones in Europe).[6] Nearly 34% of Hungary's population reside in the region.

Traffic[edit]

Budapest suburban rail system
Budapest suburban railway HÉV at an inner city station

There are 4 subway lines, 36 tram lines, 18 suburban railway lines (operated by MÁV-Hungarian State Railways and BKV-Public Transport Company of Budapest also) and 601 bus lines in the metropolitan area (2006).

Settlements of the Budapest metropolitan area[edit]

References, notes[edit]

Budapest Transport Association (publication), BKSZ Kht., Budapest, 2010

  1. ^ shown in orange and red
  2. ^ "Population by type of settlement - annually". Hungarian Central Statistical Office. 11 Sep 2014. Retrieved 11 Sep 2014. 
  3. ^ "Budapest City Review". Euromonitor International. December 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Members of EMTA". European Metropolitan Transport Authorities (EMTA). August 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ History of the Budapest Commuter Association (English)
  6. ^ "Gazetteer of Hungary, Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 2 October 2013.