List of districts in Budapest

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

The number of districts in Budapest[edit]

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[edit]

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.
  • Pest is the flat part on the east bank of the Danube.
  • 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 which forms parts of District III and hosts the Sziget Festival since 1993.
District Neighborhoods Sights
I. kerület
(Várkerület)
Buda Castle, Castle District, 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. kerület 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. kerület 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. kerület
(Újpest)
Újpest, Megyer, Káposztásmegyer, Székesdűlő, Istvántelek. Queen of Heavens Church, Synagogue of Újpest, Water Tower of Újpest
V. kerület 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. kerület
(Terézváros)
Terézváros Andrássy Avenue, Hungarian State Opera House, House of Terror Museum, St. Theresa of Ávila Church.
VII. kerület
(Erzsébetváros)
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. kerület
(Józsefváros)
Józsefváros, Kerepesdűlő, Tisztviselőtelep Hungarian National Museum, Erkel Theatre, Orczy Garden, Botanic Garden, Hungarian Natural History Museum
IX. kerület
(Ferencváros)
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. kerület
(Kőbánya)
Felsőrákos, Gyárdűlő, Keresztúridűlő, Kőbánya-Kertváros Népliget (People's Park), Planetarium, St. László Church, Csősztorony (Keeper Tower)
XI. kerület
(Újbuda)
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. kerület
(Hegyvidék)
Budakeszierdő, Csillebérc, Farkasrét, Farkasvölgy, Istenhegy, Jánoshegy, Kissvábhegy, Krisztinaváros, Kútvölgy, Magasút, Mártonhegy, Németvölgy, Orbánhegy, Sashegy, Svábhegy, Széchenyihegy, Virányos. Elizabeth Lookout Tower, Normafa
XIII. kerület Újlipótváros, Angyalföld, Vizafogó Comedy Theatre, St. Margaret of Árpád House Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
XIV. kerületi
(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. kerület Rákospalota, Pestújhely, Újpalota Water Tower
XVI. kerület Mátyásföld, Sashalom, Cinkota, Rákosszentmihály, Árpádföld, Kisszentmihály, Ilonatelep, Petőfikert, Nagyiccetelep, Szentgyörgytelep, Szabadságtelep, Huszkatelep Mátyásföld Airport,
XVII. kerület
(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. kerület Pestszentlőrinc, Pestszentimre Ferenc Liszt Airport, Sándor Petőfi Statue
XIX. kerület
(Kispest)
Kispest, Wekerletelep Our Lady Church of Kispest
XX. kerület
(Pesterzsébet)
Gubacsipuszta, Kossuthfalva, Pacsirtatelep, Pesterzsébet, Pesterzsébet-Szabótelep St. Elizabeth of Árpád House Church, Statue of Lajos Kossuth
XXI. kerület
(Csepel)
Csepel Little Our Lady Church, Tamariska Hill
XXII. kerület Budatétény, Nagytétény, Budafok Czuba-Durozier Castle, Nagytétény Castle, Sacelláry Castle, Törley Castle, Törley Mausoleum, Memento Park
XXIII. kerület
(Soroksár)
Soroksár Heroes' Statue, Molnár Island
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[edit]

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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[edit]

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[edit]

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

District XVIII

District XIX (Kispest)

District XX

District XXI

District XXII

District XXIII

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official gazetteer of Hungary (2009)
  2. ^ "Partnership towns of the City of Košice" (in Slovak). © 2007-2009 City of Košice Magistrát mesta Košice, Tr. SNP 48/A, 040 11 Košice. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 

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