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Erzsebetvaros: photos, description (Elizabethtown)

Erzsebetvaros based on it. Elisabethstadt or English. Elizabethtown) is the 7th district of Budapest located on the pest side of the Danube. Central inner part of the area was occupied by the historic Jewish quarter of pest. Located in Erzsébetváros, the Synagogue of Dohany street is the largest active synagogue in Europe.

Currently it is the most populous district of Budapest with a population density of 30 thousand people per square kilometer. In 1910, in Erzsébetváros lived 152 454 inhabitants. In socialism era Erzsébetváros's population decreased significantly, because young people and families quickly moved in the "panel" houses new districts (Újpest, Újbuda, Óbuda, Kispest etc.). The restoration of historic buildings in the area and new luxury housing boom peaked in the mid 2000-ies.