Pest is a county (megye) in central Hungary. It covers an area of 6394 kmÂ², and has a population of 1,077,300 (2003). It is located around the national capital Budapest.
Pest (pronounced pesht, Slovak: PeÅ¡Å¥, Serbian: PeÅ¡ta / ÐŸÐµÑˆÑ‚Ð°) is the eastern, mostly flat part of Budapest, comprising about two thirds of the capital's territory. It's divided from Buda, the other part of Budapest, by the Danube River. Among its most notable parts are the Inner City, including the Hungarian Parliament, Heroes' Square and AndrÃ¡ssy Avenue.