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Belváros-Lipótváros

District V is the heart of Budapest and the political, financial, commercial and touristic center of Hungary. The name of the district is Belváros-Lipótváros (English: Inner City – Leopold Town), which refers to the two historical neighbourhoods that is located in the district; Belváros ("Inner City") and Lipótváros ("Leopold Town"). Inner City is the old town of Pest, while Leopold Town was established in the early 19th century, and became the political and financial centre of Hungary in the early 20th century when the Hungarian Parliament was built. The two neighbourhoods were originally the 4th (Inner City) and 5th (Leopold Town) districts of Budapest until 1950 when the two districts were merged and number IV was given to Újpest ("New Pest").

5th District of Budapest

Budapest V. kerülete

Belváros-Lipótváros
District V
Flag of 5th District of Budapest
Flag
Coat of arms of 5th District of Budapest
Coat of arms
Location of District V in Budapest (shown in grey)
Location of District V in Budapest (shown in grey)
Coordinates: 47°30′00″N 19°02′55″E / 47.50000°N 19.04861°E / 47.50000; 19.04861Coordinates: 47°30′00″N 19°02′55″E / 47.50000°N 19.04861°E / 47.50000; 19.04861
CountryHungary
RegionCentral Hungary
CityBudapest
Established17 November 1873
Quarters[1]
Government
 • MayorPéter Szentgyörgyvölgyi (Fidesz-KDNP)
Area
 • Total2.59 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
Area rank21st
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total26,284
 • Rank21st
 • Density10,148/km2 (26,280/sq mi)
Demonym(s)ötödik kerületi ("5th districter")
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1051 ... 1056
Websitewww.belvaros-lipotvaros.hu

Today there is a coexisting larger definition of "inner city" (with lower case letters) which includes all of District V and some parts of District VI, District VII, District VIII, District IX and District XIII, and sometimes even some parts of the Buda side, however this larger definition is only colloquial.

The reason Inner City is not the 1st district, is that until 1873, Buda served as the capital city of Hungary, so it was obvious to start the numbering at the Buda Castle District. Districts on the Pest side received numbers from IV to X.

LocationEdit

The Inner City is situated in the Pest side, on the banks of the Danube.

Neighbours of District V are (clockwise from north):

LandmarksEdit

 
András Schiffer, speaking at Pilvax Café, the place where the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 was sparked, on the anniversary 15 March 2015.

Inner City

Leopold Town

PoliticsEdit

The current mayor of V. District of Budapest is Péter Szentgyörgyvölgyi (Fidesz).

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
  Fidesz-KDNP 10 M                  
  Opposition coalition[a] 5                    

List of mayorsEdit

Member Party Date
Gábor Mihályi SZDSZ 1990–1994
Károly Karsai Fidesz 1994–2002
Pál Steiner MSZP 2002–2006
Antal Rogán Fidesz 2006–2014
Péter Szentgyörgyvölgyi Fidesz 2014–

Twin townsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Coalition of MomentumDKMSZPDialogueLMP.

ReferencesEdit

  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 V. kerület". valasztas.hu. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Testvérvárosaink" (in Hungarian). Belváros-Lipótváros Önkormányzat. Retrieved 24 October 2019.