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Buda

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Buda (German: Ofen) is the western part of the Hungarian capital Budapest on the right bank of the Danube. Buda comprises about one-third of Budapest's complete territory and is mostly wooded and hilly. It is usually associated with a higher standard of living, although this depends on the area. Its most notable part is the Buda Castle.

It was the capital of Hungary from 1361 until its capture by the Ottoman Empire in 1541; the new capital of Hungary became Pozsony, the current Slovak capital Bratislava. In 1686 Buda was captured by Austria, but because of its devastation from warfare, numerous Germans were brought in to help resettle the city. Buda was declared a free royal town in 1703, and became the Hungarian capital again in 1784. Buda was united with the towns Ëbuda and Pest in 1873 to form Budapest.


Buda is also the name of towns in southern Illinois and central Texas, USA.

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