Growth of the population (between 1875 and 1900)


The population of the city trebled between 1875 and 1900. Of the large European cities, only Berlin recorded a similar rate of growth. When Obuda, Buda and Pest were united, the Hungarian capital was a medium-sized city of 300,000 inhabitants, the seventeenth largest European city. In 1910, taking the present borders of the city, it already had a million inhabitants and ranked eighth in Europe, larger than Rome, Madrid or Milan. The rapid population growth fed upon all parts and nationalities of the monarchy. Migrants were attracted primarily by the vigorous industrial and economic boom.