Topographic Map of Hungary

Topographic Map of Hungary

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‘Mmmmm, Pannonian Basin

The Pannonian Basin, or Carpathian Basin, is a large basin in Central Europe. The geomorphological term Pannonian Plain is more widely used for roughly the same region though with a somewhat different sense, with only the lowlands, the plain that remained when the Pliocene Epoch Pannonian Sea dried out. It is a geomorphological subsystem of the Alps-Himalaya system, specifically a sediment-filled back-arc basin which spread apart during the Miocene. Most of the plain consists of the Great Hungarian Plain (in the south and east, including the Eastern Slovak Lowland) and the Little Hungarian Plain (in the northwest), divided by the Transdanubian Mountains’

Romanians in Hungary (1890 census, drawn in 1897)

Romanians in Hungary (1890 census, drawn in 1897)

“Still 59% Romanians compared to top 30% hungarians. And this is a hungarian census that were usually counting gypsies and jews as hungarians. The censuses were usually language based and not ethnic based. Meaning that even if you were a Romanian that knew a bit of hungarian, they’d register you as hungarian”–vladgrinch

Ethnic map of Hungary 1910 (no labels)

Ethnic map of Hungary 1910 (no labels)

“Hungary was always like multi ethnic since the kingdoms foundation, however the Mongol and then Ottoman wars heavily decimated the central areas of the kingdom primarily inhabited by Hungarians (as Slavs and Vlachs due to their pastoral lifestyle and being less urbanized in general lived in mainly hill, mountainous regions). After both times there were large resettlement partially from other countries at invitation of kings and just spontenous migration as well”–k_csk