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Coordinates: 47°31′N 19°07′E / 47.517°N 19.117°E / 47.517; 19.117
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14th District of Budapest
Budapest XIV. kerülete
District XIV
Flag of 14th District of Budapest
Coat of arms of 14th District of Budapest
Location of District XIV in Budapest (shown in grey)
Location of District XIV in Budapest (shown in grey)
Coordinates: 47°31′N 19°07′E / 47.517°N 19.117°E / 47.517; 19.117
RegionCentral Hungary
Established15 June 1935
  • Alsórákos
  • Istvánmező
  • Herminamező
  • Kiszugló
  • Nagyzugló
  • Rákosfalva
  • Törökőr
  • Városliget
 • MayorCsaba Horváth (MSZP)
 • Total18.13 km2 (7.00 sq mi)
 • Rank14th
 • Total124,841
 • Rank3rd
 • Density6,885/km2 (17,830/sq mi)
Demonymtizennegyedik kerületi ("14th districter")
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1141 ... 1149
Millennium Monument on Heroes' Square
Széchenyi Baths
Vajdahunyad Castle

Zugló (German: Lerchenfeld) is the official name of the 14th district of Budapest (Hungarian: Budapest XIV. kerülete), the capital of Hungary. It is a large and mixed neighborhood, with communist era style highrise apartments sprinkled between decently kept one house residential streets. Városliget, the City Park is located at the western part of the district. Its popularity comes from the fact that it has leafy suburb style neighbourhoods closest to the city center.


  • Area 18.15 km2
  • Inhabitants: 130,000

Access to the district is easy; the southern end is easily accessible with the main M2 subway line, with its terminal station being the largest hub in the city at the border with Kőbánya. The northern part is accessible with the old M1 subway line.


Parts of Rákosmező is thought to be part of Zugló now; this was the ground for the inaugurational process for the king at times in Hungarian history dating back to the 13th century. The development of the area started in the middle of the 19th century as Pest expanded. The subway (the first subway in continental Europe outside London) reached the district at the end of the 19th century. The first mansions were built around the City Park.

As the city expanded, the suburban district quickly found itself fairly central in the city, and larger houses started to appear in certain areas. The Communist era brought large developments of pre-fab housing projects into some areas of the district, but large parts of the district still maintain the suburban feeling; and some areas even retained the glamour of the mansions built at the turn of the century.


Zugló is considered to be amongst the 'nicest' and safest districts of the Pest side of the city, which also means that in most areas of the district, people are somewhat better off than the average of their class, meaning the block buildings are cleaner, houses are nicer, etc.

Zugló is a mixture of middle and working-class people. Occasionally non-European immigrants can also be seen in Zugló. The district is favored for its good transportation, safety and for being clean as well.

The district sees considerable new development of condos and is a favorite destination of young middle-class families.



List of mayors[edit]

Member Party Date
Zsuzsanna Kardos SZDSZ 1990–2002
Gábor Rátonyi Fidesz 2002–2006
Leonárd Weinek SZDSZ 2006–2010
Ferenc Papcsák Fidesz 2010–2014
Gergely Karácsony PM 2014–2019
Csaba Horváth MSZP 2019–



  • Városliget (City Park) is located in Zugló, with a number of museums and attractions.

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  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. ^ Burkovits, Ferenc (30 January 2015). "Halhatatlan lett a jeges sípmester". Magyar Hírlap (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2 March 2019.

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