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Zugló is the official name of the 14th district of Budapest. It is a large and mixed neighborhood, with communist era style highrise apartments sprinkled between decently kept one house residential streets.

The origin of the name „Zugló” has two possible explanations. The first one assumes the word „szuglyó” or „zugla” meant some sort of distant alley, nook, or perhaps – in our modern way of understanding – a dead end in XIX. Century Hungarian, so it would indicate Zugló meant the outer rim of historical Pest. The second theory comes from „szugló”, a term of German origin, which meant a swamp hole, referring to the former moorland nature of the Városliget.

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