Erzsébetváros

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7th District of Budapest
Budapest VII. kerülete
Erzsébetváros
District of Budapest
District VII
Flag of 7th District of Budapest
Flag
Coat of arms of 7th District of Budapest
Coat of arms
Location of District VII in Budapest (shown in grey)
Location of District VII in Budapest (shown in grey)
Coordinates: 47°30′2″N 19°4′7.41″E / 47.50056°N 19.0687250°E / 47.50056; 19.0687250Coordinates: 47°30′2″N 19°4′7.41″E / 47.50056°N 19.0687250°E / 47.50056; 19.0687250
Country Hungary
Region Central Hungary
City Budapest
Established 17 November 1873
Quarters[1]
Government
 • Mayor Zsolt Vattamány (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area[2]
 • Total 2.09 km2 (0.81 sq mi)
Area rank 23rd
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 53,381
 • Rank 19th
 • Density 25,541/km2 (66,150/sq mi)
Demonym(s) hetedik kerületi (“7th districter”)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 1071 ... 1078
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:[3]

    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:

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "94/2012. (XII. 27.) Főv. Kgy. rendelet - a közterület- és városrésznevek megállapításáról, azok jelöléséről, valamint a házszám-megállapítás szabályairól" (in Hungarian). 
  2. ^ a b "A fővárosi kerületek, a megyei jogú városok, a városok területe, lakónépessége és a lakások száma" [The area of districts of the capital, of the towns with county's rights, resident population and number of dwellings]. Magyarország közigazgatási helynévkönyve 2016. január 1 [Gazetteer of Hungary 1st January, 2016] (PDF). Hungarian Central Statistical Office. 2016. p. 21. 
  3. ^ [1]

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