Terézváros

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6th District of Budapest

Budapest VI. kerülete

Terézváros
District VI
Flag of 6th District of Budapest
Flag
Coat of arms of 6th District of Budapest
Coat of arms
Location of District VI in Budapest (shown in grey)
Location of District VI in Budapest (shown in grey)
Coordinates: 47°30′35″N 19°04′11″E / 47.50972°N 19.06972°E / 47.50972; 19.06972Coordinates: 47°30′35″N 19°04′11″E / 47.50972°N 19.06972°E / 47.50972; 19.06972
CountryHungary
RegionCentral Hungary
CityBudapest
Established17 November 1873
Quarters[1]
Government
 • MayorTamás Soproni (Momentum Movement)
 • Deputy MayorMáté Győrffy (Momentum)

Jun Miyazaki (Democratic Coalition)
Szilvia Temesvári (Dialogue)

Zsuzsanna Beleznay (Jobbik)
Area
 • Total2.38 km2 (0.92 sq mi)
Area rank22nd
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total38,504
 • Rank20th
 • Density16,178/km2 (41,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)hatodik kerületi ("6th districter")
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1061 ... 1068
Websitewww.terezvaros.hu

Terézváros (English: Theresa Town, German: Theresienstadt) is the District VI of Budapest, and was named after Queen Maria Theresa in 1777, who visited the neighbourhood 26 years earlier in 1751. The territory was first inhabited in the early 18th century when the old town of Pest (today: Inner City) was already fully built, so that people had to inhabit lands outside the city. Terézváros was one of the ten districts that were formed when the city of Budapest was created in 1873.
Today Terézváros is the second in population density after the neighbouring Erzsébetváros. Terézváros is meanwhile the second smallest district (also the first being Erzsébetváros). Both districts are famous for their night life.

Location[edit]

Terézváros is located in the Pest side of Budapest.

Neighbours of District VI are (clockwise from north):

  • District XIII
  • District XIV: Zugló
  • District VII: Erzsébetváros ("Elizabeth Town"), known of the historical Jewish quarter
  • District V: Belváros-Lipótváros ("Inner City - Leopold Town")

Landmarks[edit]

Politics[edit]

The current mayor of VI. District of Budapest is Tamás Soproni (Momentum).

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] 11 M                    
  Fidesz-KDNP 4                      

List of mayors[edit]

Member Party Date
Tibor Seiler SZDSZ 1990–1994
György Borsány MSZP 1994–1998
György Farkas Fidesz 1998–2002
István Verók MSZP 2002–2010
Zsófia Hassay Fidesz 2010–2019
Tamás Soproni Momentum 2019–

Twin towns[edit]

Terézváros is twinned with:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Coalition of MomentumDKMSZPDialogueLMP.

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 VI. kerület". valasztas.hu. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Testvérvárosaink" (in Hungarian). Terézvárosi Önkormányzat. Retrieved 24 October 2019.