Hungary’s capital city, Budapest, is home to more than 100 embassies and representative bodies as an international political actor. Budapest is a leading global city with strengths in commerce, finance, research, technology, education, and entertainment. It is a leading R&D and financial center and the highest ranked Central and Eastern Europe city on Innovation Cities Top 100 index. Budapest is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, ranked as “the world’s second-best city” by Conde Nast Traveler, and “Europe’s 7th most idyllic place to live” by Forbes.