Within the framework of a new cultural concept plan, the sections of Budapest’s 7th district will acquire new names.
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The concept identifies three main areas for development: 1. Jewish culture, 2. support of traditional trades and young designers, and 3. support of young artists.
According to the adopted plans, the existing quarters will be renamed: inner Erzsébetváros will become Király quarter, Middle Erzsébetváros will become Erzsébet quarter, and Outer Erzsébetváros to become István quarter.
The Király quarter will be named after Király Street, one of the oldest streets in the city. The name Erzsébet quarter will be given to the area between Erzsébet Boulevard and Rottenbiller Street, and István quarter will be the name of the neighborhood beyond Rottenbiller utca.
The district’s leadership mentions neighboring 8th district as an example, where there are ten areas with their own names, which are also written on street signs.
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