Erzsébetváros

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For the Romanian town called Erzsébetváros in Hungarian, see Dumbrăveni.

Erzsébetváros
Elizabeth Town
District of Budapest
District VII
Coat of arms of Erzsébetváros
Coat of arms
Location of District V, shown in blue, in Budapest
Location of District V, shown in blue, in Budapest
Country Hungary
City Budapest
District District VII
Government
 • Mayor Vattamány Zsolt
Area
 • Total 2.09 km2 (0.81 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 62,034
 • Density 29,681.3/km2 (76,874/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.erzsebetvaros.hu

Erzsébetváros (German: Elisabethstadt or English: Elizabethtown) is the 7th district of Budapest, situated on the Pest side of the Danube. The inner half of the district was the historic Jewish quarter of Pest. The Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest functioning synagogue in Europe, is located in this district. Currently it is the most densely populated district of Budapest with 29,681.3 person per km2. In 1910 Erzsébetváros had 152,454 inhabitants. During the socialist era Erzsébetváros's population decreased rapidly, because young people and families moved to the newer "panelized" boom districts (Újpest, Újbuda, Óbuda, Kispest etc.). Gentrification and recovery started in the middle of the 2000s.

Name[edit]

Erzsébetváros was named after Queen Elisabeth, the popular wife of King Franz Joseph I on 17 January 1882.
Until the unification of Budapest in 1873 this area was part of Terézváros. Between 1873 and 1882 it was named District VII without name.

Politics[edit]

The current mayor of Budapest, VII. district is Zsolt Vattamány (Fidesz-KDNP).

The local District Assembly has 17 members divided into this political parties and alliances:[1]

    Party Seats 2014 Council
  Fidesz-KDNP 8                
  Unity (DK-MSZP-Együtt-Füge-PM-EEE) 7                
  Politics Can Be Different (LMP) 1                
  Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik) 1                

Twin towns[edit]

Erzsébetváros is twinned with:

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References[edit]

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Coordinates: 47°30′2″N 19°4′7.41″E / 47.50056°N 19.0687250°E / 47.50056; 19.0687250