Budapest

geographical name
Bu·​da·​pest | \ ˈbü-də-ˌpest also ˈbu̇- How to pronounce Budapest (audio) , ˈbyü-, -ˌpesht How to pronounce Budapest (audio) \

Definition of Budapest

city and capital of Hungary; comprised of formerly separate towns on either side of the Danube River which were united in 1872 population 2,008,546

Note: The towns that were combined to create Budapest were Bu*da \ ˈbü-​də How to pronounce Budapest (audio) , -​dȯ \ and Obu*da \ ˈō-​bü-​dȯ How to pronounce Budapest (audio) \ on the right bank on the Danube and Pest \ ˈpesht How to pronounce Budapest (audio) \ on the left bank .

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“Budapest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Budapest. Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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