Hegyvidék

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12th District of Budapest
Budapest XII. kerülete
Hegyvidék
District of Budapest
District XII
Flag of 12th District of Budapest
Flag
Coat of arms of 12th District of Budapest
Coat of arms
Location of District XII in Budapest (shown in grey)
Location of District XII in Budapest (shown in grey)
Coordinates: 47°30′N 19°00′E / 47.5°N 19°E / 47.5; 19Coordinates: 47°30′N 19°00′E / 47.5°N 19°E / 47.5; 19
Country Hungary
Region Central Hungary
City Budapest
Established 1 July 1940
Quarters[1]
Government
 • Mayor Zoltán Pokorni (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area[2]
 • Total 26.67 km2 (10.30 sq mi)
Area rank 11th
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 58,171
 • Rank 17th
 • Density 2,181/km2 (5,650/sq mi)
Demonym(s) tizenkettedik kerületi (“12th districter”)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 1121 ... 1126
Website www.hegyvidek.hu
Elizabeth Lookout at Jánoshegy Hill

Hegyvidék (German: Bergland, literally "Highlands", "Mountain-land" or "Mountain-range") is the official name of the XII district of Budapest (Hungarian: Budapest XII. kerülete), capital of Hungary. It is a region of Buda, on the west bank of river Danube.

Geography[edit]

Being the only district in Buda which has not got a connection to the river Danube, it lies on the green, hilly suburban area of Budapest. It borders 2nd district to the north, the 1st district (Castle district and Gellérthegy) to the east and 11th district (Kelenföld and Sashegy) to the south. Its western border marks the border of the whole city as well. Hegyvidék is said to be the lung of Budapest, as it gives place to many of the untouched green forests of the city and it also houses the highest hill of the entire urban area, János-hegy (527 m above sea level).

Neighbourhoods[edit]

The district lies on 26.7 square kilometers and has around 75 thousand inhabitants. It has several neighbourhoods: Budakeszierdő, Csillebérc, Farkasrét, Farkasvölgy, Istenhegy, Jánoshegy, Kissvábhegy, Krisztinaváros, Kútvölgy, Magasút, Mártonhegy, Németvölgy, Orbánhegy, Sashegy, Svábhegy, Széchenyihegy, Virányos, Zugliget.

Twin towns[edit]

Hegyvidék is twinned with:

Gallery[edit]

See also[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. 

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