|Budapest (ˌbjuːdəˈpɛst, Hungarian ˈbudɔpɛʃt)|
|the capital of Hungary, on the River Danube: formed in 1873 from the towns of Buda and Pest. Traditionally Buda, the old Magyar capital, was the administrative and Pest the trade centre: suffered severely in the Russian siege of 1945 and in the unsuccessful revolt against the Communist regime (1956). Pop: 1 719 342 (2003 est)|
|1.||a person or thing that annoys, esp by imposing itself when it is not wanted; nuisance|
|2.||a. any organism that damages crops, injures or irritates livestock or man, or reduces the fertility of land|
|b. (as modifier): pest control|
|3.||rare an epidemic disease or pestilence|
|[C16: from Latin pestis plague, of obscure origin]|
An injurious plant or animal, especially one harmful to humans.
A deadly epidemic disease; a pestilence.
megye (county), central Hungary. It borders Slovakia to the north and the counties of Nograd and Heves to the northeast, Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok to the east, Bacs-Kiskun to the south, and Komarom-Esztergom and Fejer to the west. Pest is by far the most-populous and most-industrialized county in Hungary. Budapest, the national capital, is the county seat despite being administratively independent. The majority of county-level institutions are located in Budapest, and only a few operate outside the city boundaries: notably, the cultural centre and the museum directorate in Szentendre, the county hospital in Kistarcsa, and the social security directorate in Cegled. The population of Pest county, due to its 18th-century resettlement, is of diverse origins. Besides a Hungarian majority, there are significant ethnic German, Slovakian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, and Roma (Gypsy) communities
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