Rákosmente

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17th District of Budapest

Budapest XVII. kerülete

Rákosmente
District XVII
Flag of 17th District of Budapest
Flag
Coat of arms of 17th District of Budapest
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Location of District XVII in Budapest (shown in grey)
Location of District XVII in Budapest (shown in grey)
Coordinates: 47°28′49″N 19°16′00″E / 47.4803°N 19.2667°E / 47.4803; 19.2667Coordinates: 47°28′49″N 19°16′00″E / 47.4803°N 19.2667°E / 47.4803; 19.2667
CountryHungary
RegionCentral Hungary
CityBudapest
Established1 January 1950
Quarters[1]
Government
 • MayorLevente Riz (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
 • Total54.82 km2 (21.17 sq mi)
Area rank1st
Population
(2016)[2]
 • Total87,793
 • Rank8th
 • Density1,601/km2 (4,150/sq mi)
Demonym(s)tizenhetedik kerületi ("17th districter")
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1171 ... 1174
Websitewww.rakosmente.hu

Rákosmente is the 17th district of Budapest, being the easternmost district and being the district with the largest area (54.83 km2). Rákosmente was created by uniting four villages in 1950, and annexing them to Budapest. These villages were:

  • Rákoskeresztúr
  • Rákoscsaba
  • Rákosliget
  • Rákoshegy

All these villages included the name of the little stream Rákos.

Rákosmente on the map of Budapest

Neighbourhoods[edit]

The names of the neighbourhoods in Rákosmente come from the names of the original villages, adding the newly built neighbourhoods as well:

Neighbourhoods of Rákosmente

  1. Régiakadémiatelep (1930's)
  2. Rákoskeresztúr (13th century)
  3. Madárdomb (1984)
  4. Akadémiaújtelep (1950's)
  5. Rákosliget (1896)
  6. Rákoscsaba-Újtelep (1925)
  7. Rákoscsaba (11th century)
  8. Rákoskert (1933)
  9. Rákoshegy (1892)

Location[edit]

Rákosmente with its area of 54.83 km2, is more than 25 times larger than the smallest district; Erzsébetváros "Elisabethtown" (7th). Rákosmente is bordered by the 16th district to the northwest, by the 10th district to the west, by the 18th district to the southwest, by Ecser and Maglód to the southeast, by Pécel to the east and by Nagytarcsa to the northeast. The height from the sea level of some points of the district is same as the pitch of Gellért Hill.

Sport[edit]

The association football club, Rákosmenti KSK, is based in Rákosmente.

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.