Budapest/North Pest

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North Pest is in Budapest. It is formed by two districts. One of them is Angyalföld (German: Engelsfeld; literally: "Angel's Field"). In the early 20th century, this area was a slum. Until the 1950s it was a part of the 7th District. Then housing estates with mostly 11-floor buildings were built. The traditionally working class neighbourhood in the northern and eastern part went through a process of gentrification due to the shopping centre/office-building boom of the 1990s. Almost at same time starting an luxury estate boom, thousands of apartments were built along the Danube River. The other district is Újpest (German: Neu-Pest, English: New Pest), the 4th District in Budapest. The name Újpest means "new Pest" because the city was formed on the border of the city of Pest in 1838. Újpest was a village for six decades until 1907 when it became a town. In 1950, the town was unified with Budapest to form Greater Budapest. The main road #2 leading towards Vác. Northern tip of the 4th District is the newest Budapest bridge, the Megyeri bridge which give a short connection to Budakalász village just off from Óbuda. The next one is the 15th district, where Rákospalota and Pestújhely did not belong to Budapest until 1950. Rákospalota existed as Nyír-Palota in the 13th century. Újpalota was constructed in the 1960s-1970s as a large warren of the 15th district.


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