Trivia Crack Answer: Budapest
About the biggest city in Hungary, Budapest
Budapest is the biggest city in Hungary. It is also the capital of Hungary and one of the biggest cities in the entire European Union. Budapest itself is home to nearly 2 million people; the greater Metropolitan Area has a population of over 3 million. Budapest has been a city since the 800s, but did not become an important civilization until the 1400s, when it became a center of Renaissance culture. Budapest became a capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1867, but lost this status when the empire dissolved after World War I in 1918. During the early 1900s, Budapest gained a large population of Jewish people. In 1900, over 23% of the city was Jewish. A lot of damage was done to Budapest during WWII, with over 38,000 citizens falling casualty to the Battle of Budapest. 20-40% of the Jewish population was killed by the Nazi regime during this time (50,000-100,000 of the 250,000 Jewish residents). This cause the first population drop in over 100 years. Hungary became a communist republic after WWII. It left the Warsaw pact in 1956. Budapest reached its highest population in the 1990s. Even now, it is still the biggest city in Hungary. Its 1.7 million residents make Hungary the biggest city in Hungary and the 8th largest in the European Union.