Erzsébetváros

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7th District of Budapest

Budapest VII. kerülete

Erzsébetváros
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
CountryHungary
RegionCentral Hungary
CityBudapest
Established17 November 1873
Quarters[1]
Government
 • MayorPéter Niedermüller (DK)
Area
 • Total2.09 km2 (0.81 sq mi)
Area rank23rd
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total53,381
 • Rank19th
 • Density25,541/km2 (66,150/sq mi)
Demonym(s)hetedik kerületi ("7th districter")
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1071 ... 1078
Websiteerzsebetvaros.hu

Erzsébetváros (German: Elisabethstadt or 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 VII. District of Budapest is Péter Niedermüller (DK).

The District Assembly, elected at the 2019 local government elections, is made up of 15 members (1 Mayor, 10 Individual constituencies MEPs and 4 Compensation List MEPs) divided into this political parties and alliances:[3]

Party Seats Current District Assembly
  Opposition coalition[a] 9 M                
  Fidesz-KDNP 3                  
  Independent 2                  
  Élhető Erzsébetváros 1                  

List of mayors[edit]

Member Party Date
János Faragó SZDSZ 1990–1994
Karola Bakonyi MSZP 1994–1998
Zoltán Szabó MSZP 1998–2002
György Hunvald MSZP 2002–2010[b]
Zsolt Vattamány Fidesz 2010–2019
Péter Niedermüller DK 2019–

Twin towns[edit]

Erzsébetváros is twinned with:

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Coalition of MomentumDKMSZPDialogueLMP.
  2. ^ György Hunvald was arrested in a pre-trial detention for breach of fiduciary responsibility in February 2009. Deputy mayor József Gergely (MSZP) managed the district for the remaining part of his term.

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 1 January 2016] (PDF). Hungarian Central Statistical Office. 2016. p. 21.
  3. ^ "Városi közgyűlés tagjai 2019-2024 - Budapest VII. kerület". valasztas.hu. Retrieved 2 November 2019.

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