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Some other diplomats also abandoned diplomatic protocol and rescued Jews.

From top, left to right: Hungarian Parliament, Fisherman's Bastion, Liberty Statue on Gellért Hill, Heroes' Square in City Park, National Theatre, St.Stephen's Basilica and the City centre with Széchenyi Chain Bridge by night With an estimated 2016 population of 1,759,407 distributed over a land area of about 525 square kilometres (203 square miles), Budapest is also one of the most densely populated major cities in the EU.The dynamic Pest grew into the country's administrative, political, economic, trade and cultural hub.Ethnic Hungarians overtook Germans in the second half of the 19th century due to mass migration from the overpopulated rural Transdanubia and Great Hungarian Plain.More than 38,000 civilians lost their lives during the conflict. The stone lions that have decorated the Chain Bridge since 1852 survived the devastation of the war.

Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz rescued tens of thousands of Jews by issuing Swiss protection papers and designating numerous buildings, including the now famous Glass House (Üvegház) at Vadász Street 29, to be Swiss protected territory.

By 1547 the number of Christians was down to about a thousand, and by 1647 it had fallen to only about seventy.

The unoccupied western part of the country became part of the Habsburg Empire as Royal Hungary.

The Christian forces seized Buda, and in the next few years, all of the former Hungarian lands, except areas near Timișoara (Temesvár), were taken from the Turks.

In the 1699 Treaty of Karlowitz, these territorial changes were officially recognized to show the end of the rule of the Turks, and in 1718 the entire Kingdom of Hungary was removed from Ottoman rule. The national insurrection against the Habsburgs began in the Hungarian capital in 1848 and was defeated one and a half years later, with the help of the Russian Empire.

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