Budapest, a big city in Central Europe (15th-16th c.)
At the turn of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries Buda had 12,000-15,000
inhabitants, Pest 10,000, and Obuda only 2,000-3,000. Thus the total population
of the three towns that constitute the present Hungarian capital stood at
roughly 25,000- 30,000 - a big city in Central Europe in those days, ranking
with Vienna, Prague, Krakow and Danzig. There was no urban centre of
comparable significance in the Balkans. Moreover, no other city between
Constantinople and Vienna had a population of over 5,000.