Territory: 525 sq. km, two-thirds on the eastern, flat bank of the Danube in Pest, one-third on the western, hilly bank of the Danube in Buda.
Highest point: János Hill (527 m.)
Population: 1,886,000, that is 19% of the country's total population.
Administration: Divided into 23 districts (the Roman numerals in addresses refer to the district)
International phone code for Budapest: + 36 1
Budapest possesses a rich and fascinating history as well as a vibrant cultural heritage. Recognizing the unique value of its traditions it has managed to maintain its magic and charm, and is rightly known as the Queen of the Danube. It has also been called the City of Spas, as there are a dozen thermal baths complexes served by over a hundred natural thermal springs.
There is a huge range of cultural entertainment to choose from in Budapest. There are theatrical performances and concerts of classical and light music every day, with both Hungarian artists and guests from all over the world.