A Street in Budapest, Hungary

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Hungary, a part of the Empire of Austria-Hungary, would make 3 states the size of Ohio. It is an agricultural country. Its principal crops are corn, wheat, barley, oats, and rye. Grapes are widely grown, and much wine is made. Tobacco and hops are important field crops. Its orchards produce apples, apricots, peaches, pears, and plums. Its forests are extensive. Oak, beech, and pine are its valuable trees. The mines and factories of Hungary are its other sources of wealth. Iron, coal, gold, and silver are the chief minerals. It manufactures clothing, foodstuffs, machinery, glassware, leather, chemicals, sugar, flour, and liquors. Budapest is the capital of Hungary. It is 160 miles southeast of Vienna, the capital of the Empire. The city is built on both sides of the Danube. On the right bank is Buda, a much older city than Pest, on the other side of the river. The two cities united in 1872. Pest is now much larger than Buda, and is a more modern city in all respects. Budapest has a population of about 880,000. Three-fourths of these speak the Magyar (md´ yr) tongue. The street you see here leads from the center of Pest, on the Danube, to the Town Park, 2 miles distant. It shows the extent of the city, and its fine buildings all of the same height. The height of all buildings is regulated by law. Near the spot you are standing are the fine Parliament Buildings. The city has many factories, and is especially noted for its flouring mills. It is sometimes called the Minneapolis of Europe. Why? The wheat grown in Hungary is of fine grade, and Budapest flour brings high prices in the European markets. The city was the first capital in Europe to use electricity for lighting and for driving street cars. Keystone ID: 15656 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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