List of districts in Budapest

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Budapest, the capital of Hungary has 23 districts (Hungarian: kerület), each with its own municipal government.

The number of districts in Budapest[edit]

Budapest was organized into 10 districts (numbered from I to X) in 1873 after the unification of the cities of Pest, Buda and Óbuda. The districts that time:

  • Buda: I, II
  • Óbuda: III
  • Pest: IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X

In the 1930s, 4 new districts were organized, numbered from XI to XIV. On 1 January 1950, 7 neighboring towns and 16 villages were annexed to Budapest by creating 9 new districts, so the number of its districts increased to 22. District IV was annexed to District V and the number IV was given to the northernmost newly merged town, Újpest. Former district borders were also partly modified but the old numbering system is still clear on the map. In 1994, Soroksár left District XX, became the newest district and received the number XXIII.

Districts[edit]

Listed below are the ordinal numbers of the 23 districts of Budapest, their official names (if there is one), and the names of the neighbourhoods within the districts. Each district can be associated with one or more neighbourhoods named after former towns within Budapest.

  • Buda is the hilly part on the west bank of the Danube (red cells in the table below), Districts I, II, III, XI, XII, XXII
  • Pest is the flat part on the east bank of the Danube (green cells in the table below). Districts IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXIII
  • Csepel is a big island in the south which barely belongs to Budapest. This part of the island is the District XXI and is also referred as Csepel.
  • Margaret Island is an island that is directly administered by the Municipality of Budapest (used to be part of District XIII) and is used as a recreational area
  • There is a third island called Óbuda Island (Óbudai-sziget) which forms parts of District III and hosts the Sziget Festival since 1993.
District number District name Neighborhoods Sights
I. Várkerület
(Castle District)
Buda Castle, Tabán, Gellérthegy, Krisztinaváros, southern Víziváros Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Hungarian National Gallery, Castle Hill Funicular, Sándor Palace, Fisherman's Bastion, Gellért Hill, Labyrinth of Buda Castle
II. none Adyliget, Budakeszierdő, Budaliget, Csatárka, Erzsébetliget, Erzsébettelek, Felhévíz, Gercse, Hársakalja, Hárshegy, Hűvösvölgy, Kővár, Kurucles, Lipótmező, Máriaremete, Nyék, Országút, Pálvölgy, Pasarét, Pesthidegkút-Ófalu, Petneházy-rét, Remetekertváros, Rézmál, Rózsadomb, Szemlőhegy, Széphalom, Szépilona, Szépvölgy, Törökvész, Újlak, Vérhalom, northern Víziváros, Zöldmál. Tomb of Gül Baba, Mechwart Park, Cave of Szemlő Hill, Stalactite Cave of Pál Valley, Lukács Bath
III. Óbuda-Békásmegyer Óbuda, Aquincum, Aranyhegy, Békásmegyer, Csillaghegy, Csúcshegy, Filatorigát, Hármashatárhegy, Kaszásdűlő, Mátyáshegy, Mocsárosdűlő, Óbudai-sziget, Remetehegy, Rómaifürdő, Solymárvölgy, Szépvölgy, Táborhegy, Testvérhegy, Törökkő, Ürömhegy, Újlak. Ruins of Aquincum, Aquincum Military Amphitheatre, Zichy Castle
IV. Újpest
(New Pest)
Újpest, Megyer, Káposztásmegyer, Székesdűlő, Istvántelek. Queen of Heavens Church, Synagogue of Újpest, Water Tower of Újpest
V. Belváros-Lipótváros
(Inner City-Leopold Town)
Inner City, Lipótváros Parliament, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Gresham Palace, St. Stephen's Basilica, Vigadó Concert Hall, Ethnographic Museum, Hungarian National Bank, Károlyi Garden
VI. Terézváros
(Theresa Town)
Terézváros Andrássy Avenue, Hungarian State Opera House, House of Terror Museum, St. Theresa of Ávila Church.
VII. Erzsébetváros
(Elizabeth Town)
Erzsébetváros Dohány Street Synagogue, Rumbach Street Synagogue, Kazinczy Street Synagogue, St. Elizabeth of Árpád House Church, Reformed Church of Fasor, Madách Theatre, Gozsdu udvar, Hungária Bath (today: Continental Hotel Zara), New York Palace (today: Boscolo Budapest Hotel)
VIII. Józsefváros
(Joseph Town)
Józsefváros, Kerepesdűlő, Tisztviselőtelep Hungarian National Museum, Erkel Theatre, Orczy Garden, Botanic Garden, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Kerepesi Cemetery
IX. Ferencváros
(Francis Town)
Ferencváros, Gubacsidűlő, József Attila-lakótelep National Theatre, Palace of Arts, Kálvin Square Reformed Church, Assisi St. Francis Church, Zwack Unicum Museum, Ráday Street, Holocaust Memorial Center, Museum of Applied Arts
X. Kőbánya
(Quarry)
Felsőrákos, Gyárdűlő, Keresztúridűlő, Kőbánya-Kertváros Népliget (People's Park), Planetarium, St. László Church, Csősztorony (Keeper Tower)
XI. Újbuda
(New Buda)
Albertfalva, Dobogó, Gazdagrét, Gellérthegy, Hosszúrét, Kamaraerdő, Kelenföld, Kelenvölgy, Kőérberek, Lágymányos, Madárhegy, Őrmező, Örsöd, Péterhegy, Pösingermajor, Sasad, Sashegy, Spanyolrét, Tabán Gellért Hill, Citadella, Liberty Statue, Budapest University of Technology and Economics St. Gellért Church, Kopaszi Dike
XII. Hegyvidék
(Highlands)
Budakeszierdő, Csillebérc, Farkasrét, Farkasvölgy, Istenhegy, Jánoshegy, Kissvábhegy, Krisztinaváros, Kútvölgy, Magasút, Mártonhegy, Németvölgy, Orbánhegy, Sashegy, Svábhegy, Széchenyihegy, Virányos. Elizabeth Lookout Tower, Normafa
XIII. none Újlipótváros, Angyalföld, Vizafogó Comedy Theatre, St. Margaret of Árpád House Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
XIV. Zugló Alsórákos, Herminamező, Istvánmező, Kiszugló, Nagyzugló, Rákosfalva, Törökőr, City Park City Park, Heroes' Square, Zoo, Széchenyi Medicinal Bath, Gundel Restaurant, Vajdahunyad Castle, Petőfi Hall, Museum of Fine Arts, Hall of Art, Transport Museum, Municipal Grand Circus, Petőfi Hall, Ferenc Puskás Stadium
XV. none Rákospalota, Pestújhely, Újpalota Water Tower
XVI. none Mátyásföld, Sashalom, Cinkota, Rákosszentmihály, Árpádföld, Kisszentmihály, Ilonatelep, Petőfikert, Nagyiccetelep, Szentgyörgytelep, Szabadságtelep, Huszkatelep Mátyásföld Airport,
XVII. Rákosmente Rákoskeresztúr, Rákoscsaba, Rákoscsaba-Újtelep, Rákosliget, Rákoshegy, Rákoskert, Akadémiaújtelep, Madárdomb, Régiakadémiatelep Statue of Heroes, Statue of Pope John Paul II, Rákos Stream, Merzse Marsh
XVIII. Pestszentlőrinc-Pestszentimre
(Pest Saint Lawrence-Pest Saint Emeric)
Pestszentlőrinc, Pestszentimre Ferenc Liszt Airport, Sándor Petőfi Statue
XIX. kerület Kispest
(Little Pest)
Kispest, Wekerletelep Our Lady Church of Kispest
XX. Pesterzsébet
(Pest Elizabeth)
Gubacsipuszta, Kossuthfalva, Pacsirtatelep, Pesterzsébet, Pesterzsébet-Szabótelep St. Elizabeth of Árpád House Church, Statue of Lajos Kossuth
XXI. Csepel Csepel Little Our Lady Church, Tamariska Hill
XXII. Budafok-Tétény Budatétény, Nagytétény, Budafok Czuba-Durozier Castle, Nagytétény Castle, Sacelláry Castle, Törley Castle, Törley Mausoleum, Memento Park
XXIII. Soroksár Soroksár Heroes' Statue, Molnár Island
non-district Margaret Island Margaret Island Dominicans' Monastery ruins, Francisian Monastery ruins, Premontrean Convent, Water Tower, Japanese Garden, Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Palatinus Swimming Pool, Musical Fountain

List of districts by population, territory and population density[edit]

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District Name Population (2009) Area (km2) Population density (people per km2)
I. kerület Várkerület ("Castle District") 24,728Increase 3.41 7233.1
II. kerület - 88,729Increase 36.34 2426.7
III. kerület Óbuda-Békásmegyer ("Old Buda-Békásmegyer") 123,723Decrease 39.69 3117.6
IV. kerület Újpest ("New Pest") 98,374Decrease 18.82 5227.5
V. kerület Belváros-Lipótváros ("Inner City - Leopold Town") 27,283Increase 2.59 10,433.6
VI. kerület Terézváros ("Theresa Town") 42,120Increase 2.38 17,556.3
VII. kerület Erzsébetváros ("Elisabeth Town") 62,530Increase 2.09 29,681.3
VIII. kerület Józsefváros ("Joseph Town") 82,222Increase 6.85 11,890.1
IX. kerület Ferencváros ("Francis Town") 61,576Increase 12.53 4859.7
X. kerület Kőbánya ("Quarry") 79,270Increase 32.5 2414.9
XI. kerület Újbuda ("New Buda") 139,049Increase 33.47 4105.9
XII. kerület Hegyvidék ("Highlands") 56,544Increase 26.67 2109.4
XIII. kerület Angyalföld-Újlipótváros ("Angel's Field - New Leopold Town") 113,531Increase 13.44 8309.6
XIV. kerület Zugló 120,148Increase 18.15 6525.3
XV. kerület - 80,218Decrease 26.95 2988.2
XVI. kerület - 68,484Increase 33.52 2037.5
XVII. kerület Rákosmente 78,250Increase 54.83 1418.5
XVIII. kerület Pestszentlőrinc-Pestszentimre ("Saint Lawrence by Pest - Saint Emeric by Pest") 93,225Decrease 38.61 2414.9
XIX. kerület Kispest ("Little Pest") 61,610Increase 9.38 6551.5
XX. kerület Pestszenterzsébet ("Saint Elisabeth by Pest") 63,371Increase 12.18 5198.3
XXI. kerület Csepel 76,339Increase 25.75 2963.9
XXII. kerület Budafok-Tétény 50,499Increase 34.25 1473.5
XXIII. kerület Soroksár 20,387Decrease 40.78 501.8
All Budapest 1,712,210Increase 525.16 3260.4

Arrangement of districts[edit]

District I is a small area in central Buda (the western side), including the historic Castle. District II is in Buda again, in the northwest, and District III stretches along in the northernmost part of Buda.

To reach District IV, one must cross the Danube to find it in Pest (the eastern side), also at north. With District V, another circle begins: it is located in the absolute centre of Pest. Districts VI, VII, VIII and IX are the neighbouring areas to the east, going southwards, one after the other.

District X is another, more external circle also in Pest, while one must jump to the Buda side again to find Districts XI and XII, going northwards. No more districts remaining in Buda in this circle, we must turn our steps to Pest again to find Districts XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX and XX (mostly external city parts), almost regularly in a semicircle, going southwards again.

District XXI is the extension of the above route over a branch of the Danube, the northern tip of a long island (Csepel-sziget) south from Budapest. District XXII is still on the same route in southwest Buda, and finally District XXIII is again in southernmost Pest, irregular only because it was part of District XX until the mid-90s.

Sister cities/districts[edit]

District I (Budavár)

District II

District III (Óbuda-Békásmegyer)

District IV (Újpest)

District V (Inner City)

District VII (Erzsébetváros)

District VIII (Józsefváros)

District IX (Ferencváros)

District X (Kőbánya)

District XI (Újbuda)

District XII (Hegyvidék)

District XIII

District XIV (Zugló)

District XV

District XVI

District XVII

District XVIII

District XIX (Kispest)

District XX

District XXI

District XXII

District XXIII

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official gazetteer of Hungary (2009)
  2. ^ "Partnership towns of the City of Košice" (in Slovak). © 2007-2009 City of Košice Magistrát mesta Košice, Tr. SNP 48/A, 040 11 Košice. Retrieved 2009-07-12.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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