This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Hungarian Wikipedia. (December 2009)
Click [show] on the right to read important instructions before translating.
View a machine-translated version of the Hungarian article.
Google's machine translation is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.
Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.
Újpest (German: Neu-Pest, English: New Pest) is the 4th District in Budapest, Hungary. It is located on the left bank of the Danube River. The name Újpest means "new Pest" because the city was formed on the border of the city of Pest, Hungary in 1838. Újpest was a village for 6 decades until 1907 when it became a town. In 1950, the town was unified with Budapest to form Greater Budapest. Since 1950, Újpest is the 4th District of Budapest.
The football club Újpest FC is named after the area, since they were formed in the district in 1885, and have played there since.
Isaac Lowy owned a shoe factory that he wanted to move to Pest but was unable to attain a settlement permit because he was Jewish. In 1835, he decided to create a new town where he would build the factory. North of Pest, there was an empty tract of land that was owned by the Károlyi nobles. Lowy bought the land; the deed included the right of religious freedom, the right to self-government, and the right to engage in business. By 1838, 13 Jewish families lived in Újpest; soon thereafter Christians began moving in.