Meaning of PEST in English

PEST

megye (county), north-central Hungary, extending southward from the Budapest area to near the Tisza River and with an area of 2,469 square miles (6,394 square km). The megye is very much oriented toward Budapest, the national capital and megye seat, which is a county in its own right. Pest is by far the most populous and industrialized megye in Hungary. The principal industrial centres of the megye have varied industries, including a cement factory at Vc, a prefabricated-house factory at Dunakeszi, and food canneries at Cegld and Nagykrs. Szszhalembatta is a rapidly developing industrial centre with a power station and an oil refinery. Szentendre, founded by Serbs, has many Baroque buildings, several museums, and an artists' colony. The Danube Bend is a popular resort area with Visegrd at its centre. Visegrd has a medieval fortress and ruins of a Renaissance castle. In Gdllo there is an agricultural university. Market garden vegetables, fruits, pigs, and poultry are the main farm products, and there is a high crop value yield per acre and per capita, especially in sugar peas and tomatoes. Pop. (1983 est.) 983,000.

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