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Budapest MAPPING

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Europa | Budapest

This issue explores the marvelous Mitteleuropean city of Budapest, the capital of Hungary, and one of the urban jewels that grew up along the extraordinary river that is the Danube. We know exactly when Budapest was founded: 1873, when the towns of Pest (on eastern bank of the Danube) and those of Buda and Óbuda (on the west bank) were unified. The so-called Chain Bridge symbolizes this unification. In the 19th Century, Budapest was one of the capitals of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today, its many splendid palaces, monuments and museums, along with its urban layout make this historic city among the twenty most visited cities in the world. Budapest is now a middle-sized European city with a population of about 1,750,000 inhabitants and a metropolitan area of about 3 million. As usual, the key map produced from GIS data shows population distribution overlaid on the main road...

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