Budapest is in fact a young city under its present name. By 1872 the three
autonomous towns of Obuda (literally, Old Buda), Buda and Pest had already
grown into one, and in that year were united administration as well. The
capital stands on the site of one of the oldest settlements in Europe. The
archaeological finds at Castle Hill include the tools and worked pieces of a
pebble industry dating from 46000 to 42000 BC.