Symbols and data
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Symbols and data

It has become more and more general that the Districts of Budapest use the names of some districts of historical past. Our district is still II District, because it consists of thirty-three small quarters, almost each of them has centuries-old or even thousand-years-old history. Perhaps our name is a little bit boring, but our closer homeland is not at all. It is likely a small Hungary. In one respect it has a big river, mountains, has rural and urban parts as well. On the other hand we have relics dated from the age of the Neanderthal man, from the Roman epoch, furthermore there were found burial grounds from the Avars age. The single Hungarian-founded religious order got its seat here; King Mathias often passed his time here. The Turkish also left many relics for the future.

The II District was established during the unification of Budapest in 1873, from certain suburbs of Buda, namely from the Water-city, Országút (Landstrasse) and some parts of Újlak, and the belonging, still uninhabited outer areas. In 1950 Pesthidegkút village, from the III District the areas among Törökvész road, Szépvölgyi road and Károly Gückler road, from the XII District the zone between the Ördögárok and Budakeszi road were connected to II District too. The part Southward to Csalogány Street was connected to the I District.

Shield of our District

Our district is an organic part of the capital, yet it is important to have an own, consciously shaped image, identity and private symbol. In the civil society the shield certifies the togetherness, furthermore it serves for decoration purposes
The shield of our district is the work of József Péri industrial designer. He represents with the help of heraldic means that the II District is a territorial unit including many areas. The figure three (the threefold cross and the three gold beech trees with silver trunk do not indicate a numeric fact, but a complexity. The green field of the shield and the tree refer to the common characteristic of the district, the nature of a green belt. The roots of the tree indicate the respect of traditions, the cross points to the old clerical and judicial stamp, the archaeological findings and significant church institutions. The shield supports and the Holy Crown symbolizes the connection to the capital, and the lions are the symbols of Buda.

Some data about the II. District

The territory of the district:    36,34 km2
inner city:   22,64 km2
             the outer areas:   13,70 km2

Number of inhabitants of the District:    88058 person 
                               male:    40008 person 
                                 female:    48050 person

Number of flats:  47404

Total length of public roads/highways:   288 km

Operating enterprises:   17414


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