Budapest

[ boo-duh-pest, boo-duh-pest; Hungarian boo-do-pesht ]
/ ˈbu dəˌpɛst, ˌbu dəˈpɛst; Hungarian ˈbʊ dɒˌpɛʃt /

noun

a city in and the capital of Hungary, in the central part, on the Danube River: formed 1873 from two cities on the W bank of the Danube (Buda and Obuda ) and one on the E bank (Pest ).

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British Dictionary definitions for Budapest

Budapest
/ (ˌbjuːdəˈpɛst, Hungarian ˈbudɔpɛʃt) /

noun

the capital of Hungary, on the River Danube: formed in 1873 from the towns of Buda and Pest. Traditionally Buda, the old Magyar capital, was the administrative and Pest the trade centre: suffered severely in the Russian siege of 1945 and in the unsuccessful revolt against the Communist regime (1956). Pop: 1 719 342 (2003 est)
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Cultural definitions for Budapest

Budapest
[ (booh-duh-pest, booh-duh-pesht) ]

Capital of Hungary and largest city in the country, located in north-central Hungary on both banks of the Danube River; the industrial, cultural, and transportation center of Hungary.

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