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Central Hungary is known locally as K?z?p-Magyarorsz?g. This is an admimstrative division of Hungary and includes the counties of Pest and Budapest.
This county (megye) in Central Hungary covers about 6400 square km. Pest surrounds Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Whilst being an administrative area in it's own right, Budapest is also considered to be the capital of Pest megye.
Pest shares a international border with Slovakia, and county borders within Hungary with the counties of N?gr?d, Heves, J?sz-Nagykun-Szolnok, B?cs-Kiskun, Fej?r and Kom?rom-Esztergom.
Pest (pronounced pesht, Slovak: Pe?ť, Serbian: Pe?ta / Пешта) is also used to refer to the eastern part of Budapest. It forms the eastern part of Budapest covering about 70% of the land or Budapest. The River Danube separates Pest from Buda, the other part of the city. Hungarians will often refer to Budapest simply as 'Pest'.
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. It is also an administrative region, or county, surrounded by the megye of Pest. Before 1873 Budapest was 3 separate towns on the River Danube. Buda (Ofen in German) lay to the west of the Danube. ?buda (Old Buda or Alt-Ofen) and Pest on the eastern bank. 17 November 1873 these three merged to form one city, Budapest, which is now the 9th largest capital city in the European Union.