The capital of Hungary is situated along the Danube. Hilly Buda located along the right bank of the Danube surrounded by low mountains. Across the river sprawls flat Pest. The geology of Budapest has played a determining role in the city’s life over the course of history. Hot springs breaking through limestone mountains supplying water of 35-76 degrees centigrade gave rise to a flourishing culture of spas in the Roman Age and made Budapest one of the most popular spa cities of Europe.
The population of Budapest is about 1.774 million, 17% of the country’s population. Women contribute more than half, 54% of the population.
Public transport in Budapest is the responsibility of the Budapest Transport Company, or BKV by its Hungarian acronym. Fifty-nine percent of the Budapest people use public transport to go to work; 29% drive a car and 11% walk. Forty-two per cent of the people of Budapest use public transportation day by day and 73% at least once a week.
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