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  Transylvania - LoveToKnow 1911
Transylvania has the form of an irregular circle, and is a high plateau of a mean altitude of1000-1600ft.
Transylvania possesses the richest gold mines in Europe, and this metal is also " washed " in some of the streams, chiefly by gipsies.
The industry of Transylvania, although not very developed, made some progress during the last quarter of the 19th century, and is mostly in the hands of the " Saxons." The principal branches are brewing, distilling, flour-milling, sugar, leather, paper, petroleumrefineries, cloth and earthenwares.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Transylvania   (1590 words)

 Adventure Transylvania - Romania tours, Hiking, Mountain biking, Dracula tour, The painted monasteries, Maramures
Transylvania is a real province in Romania, one of the last undiscovered lands in Europe covered in legend and folklore.
For centuries Transylvania has lured travelers through her unique combination of history, myth and scenery.
These attractions are preserved, in almost unchanged medieval towns, in lively folk and culture, and in landscapes that seem to spring from the past.
www.adventuretransylvania.com   (264 words)

  Transylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Transylvania's main city, Cluj-Napoca, is considered to be the region's historical capital, although Transylvania was also ruled from Alba Iulia during its vassalage to the Ottoman Empire, and the seat of the Transylvanian Diet was moved to Sibiu for some time in the 19th century.
In 1241-1242, during the Mongol invasion, Transylvania was devastated and a large portion of the population perished.
The leaders of Transylvania's Romanian National Party passed a resolution calling for unification of all Romanians in a single state after a mass assembly on 1 December in Alba Iulia which was approved by the National Council of the Germans from Transylvania and the Council of the Danube Swabians from the Banat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Transylvania   (2619 words)

 Transylvania (colony) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Transylvania was a short-lived colony primarily in what is now the U.S. state of Kentucky.
The most famous resident of Transylvania was the American pioneer Daniel Boone, who was hired by Henderson to blaze the Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap into central Kentucky, where he founded Boonesborough, the capital of the colony.
Transylvania ceased to exist after Virginia invalidated Henderson's purchase in 1776.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Transylvania_(colony)   (679 words)

 Transylvania - Uncyclopedia
Transylvania is also famous for having the 2nd largest population of male Sylvia Plath impersonators in the world, 170,000 at last count, which was surpassed in 2000 by Calgary, Canada.
Transylvania is populated mostly by Romanians and Hungarians, two different nations which share the passion for palinca, a locally produced type of brandy, similar to ţuică.
While holding the ball (remember, the ball is Transylvania), the keeper may torture the oposite inhabitants, like when the ball is on romanian side, they may force all to listen to manele, and when the ball is on hungarian side, all have to say there names in hungarian (like Bill in hungarian is Bolyungadölnyìkritò).
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Transylvania   (652 words)

 Transylvania - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A high plateau, Transylvania is separated in the S from Walachia by the Transylvanian Alps and in the E from Moldavia and Bukovina by the Carpathian Mts.
In the north and west Transylvania borders on Crişana-Maramureş and in the SW on the Banat.
Transylvania was then seized by Romania and was formally ceded by Hungary in the Treaty of Trianon (1920).
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-transylv.html   (1342 words)

 TRANSYLVANIA - History of Transylvania, demographics of Transylvania, Transylvania today.
Transylvania was first referred to in a Latin document in 1075 as "Ultra siluam," meaning "beyond the forest." That name was later changed to "Transylvania," which has the same meaning.
The latter finally subdued Transylvania in 1604 and initiated a reign of terror in which he was authorised to appropriate the land of noblemen, Germanize the population, and reclaim the principality for Catholicism through the Counter Reformation.
In 1699 and 1701, Emperor Leopold I decreed Transylvania's Orthodox Church to be one with the Roman Catholic Church.
www.transylvania-tours.com /transylvania/wiki.htm   (3874 words)

 The History of Transylvania and the Transylvanian Saxons   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Transylvania's longest river, the Mures (Mieresch, 776 km), originates in the East Carpathians, flows through Central Transylvania from east to west, accepts the Aries (Ariesch, Gold River) south of Turda (Thorenburg) which flows from the Munti Codru-Moma (Weistgebirgen), and is joined by the Tirnava (Kokel) north of Alba-Iulia (Karlsburg, Hung.
Transylvania was now part of the Awar empire until it was destroyed by Charlemagne at the end of the 8th century.
The advancement of the Magyars through Transylvania during the 10th to 12th centuries had a lasting effect on the historic development of the region, which was described from the Pannonian perspective as the "Land beyond the Forests".
www.sibiweb.de /geschi/7b-history.htm   (15846 words)

 Transylvania University Athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Transylvania's men's cross country team opened the 2006 season Saturday by finishing fifth in the Centre Invitational while the women's team came in fourth.
Transylvania's field hockey team held Oberlin to a pair of goals on Saturday, but it was just enough as the Pioneers fell by a count of 2-1.
Transylvania dropped a pair of Heartland Conference women's tennis matches Saturday, falling to Franklin 7-2 and to Manchester by a count of 9-0.
www.transy.edu /athletics/content/index.asp   (198 words)

 Transylvania - Erdély - Ardeal - Siebenbürgen created by Atti
Transylvania, is a geographical region of Romania near the Hungarian border.
From 1526 to 1699, Transylvania was part of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire.
Transylvania is the main site of the legend about the vampire Dracula.
www.atti.info /transylvania.html   (255 words)

 Central Europe Review - Tolerant Transylvania
This was largely because the majority ethnic group were united in one country, it was only in areas like Moldova and Transylvania where bordering nations had large minorities that the possibility of ethnic conflict arose.
The 1.6 million Hungarians in Transylvania vote unanimously for their ethnic party and enjoy around seven per cent of the total seats in parliament.
This idea is clarified in Mungiu-Pippidi's research where one intellectual is reported to have said: "when I say Hungarian from Transylvania that says it all: the nation I belong to, the fact that I am a Romanian citizen and most of all to what part of Romania I belong."(Mungiu-Pippidi, p 15).
www.ce-review.org /99/14/lovatt14.html   (1070 words)

Transylvania had been the integral part of the Kingdom of Hungary since 1000 until 1921, and is the citadel of the Hungarian culture in the Carpathian Basin.
At the end of World War I, as part of the Treaty of Trianon, 1920, the Allies annexed Transylvania from Hungary to Rumania (to whom Transylvania had never belonged before), however, the region remains a treasury of the one-thousand-year old Hungarian culture and people in the Carpathian Basin.
PRINCIPALITY OF TRANSYLVANIA Coat of arms of the Principality of Transylvania.
www.historicaltextarchive.com /hungary/transylvania.html   (532 words)

Although an imperial decree reaffirmed the privileges of Transylvania's nobles and the status of its four "recognized" religions, Vienna assumed direct control of the region and the emperor planned annexation.
The Romanian majority remained segregated from Transylvania's political life and almost totally enserfed; Romanians were forbidden to marry, relocate, or practice a trade without the permission of their landlords.
In 1699 and 1701, Emperor Leopold I decreed Transylvania's Orthodox Church to be one with the Roman Catholic Church; the Habsburgs, however, never intended to make the Uniate Church a "received" religion and did not enforce portions of Leopold's decrees that gave Uniate clergymen the same rights as Catholic priests.
www.countrystudies.us /romania/9.htm   (561 words)

 Welcome to Transylvania County -- Western North Carolina Real Estate Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nestled in the mountains of Transylvania County is the natural glory of more than 250 waterfalls, the Blue Ridge Parkway and nature everywhere.
Transylvania County was organized in 1861 under an act of the Legislature passed February 15, 1861, and was then created from Henderson and Jackson Counties.
Transylvania County has an elevation of 1,020 feet at it's lowest level and 6,025 feet at it's highest.
wncrg.com /nc-counties/transylvania   (177 words)

Transylvania was part and parcel of the Hungarian Kingdom, or an independent Hungarian Principality for over a thousand years.
In August 1940, when Northern Transylvania was returned to the Mother Country, it took only one day for such cities as Kolozsvár, Nagyvárad, Marosvásárhely to wipe off every trace of a Romanian occupation, and turn back into the thriving Hungarian cities they had been for hundreds of years.
Transylvania was GIVEN to Romania in 1921, and again in 1947, without a plebiscite.
www.angelfire.com /nm/hun   (2356 words)

 "The Girl From Transylvania" by Steven Plaut   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Romanian Securitate was the feared secret police, the foundation block of the totalitarian regime imposed on Transylvania by Stalin, and it controlled Romania until the fall of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
Transylvania became a multicultural wonderland, a mix of Magyars, Romanians, Vlachs, Tartars, Gypsies, Swabian Germans, and Jews.
I am just an ordinary person, a girl from Transylvania, a Jew and a Zionist who loves all Jews and who loves her land and her country with all her heart — a simple Jewish woman whose life is of no interest.
www.chronwatch.com /site.asp?id=6167   (2415 words)

 Transylvania Castle
The Kálnoky Guesthouses are situated in the tiny village of Miklósvár in Szeklerland, Transylvania.
Transylvania is not only famous as the homeland of Bram Stoker’s fictional character, Count Dracula, but is also associated with the dramatic history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, well-preserved Medieval villages, and excellent Romanian wines.
We invite you to discover Transylvania as our great grand parents knew it in the 1800's.
www.transylvaniancastle.com /intro_en.html   (244 words)

 About Transylvania County
Transylvania County is rich in both cultural and recreational opportunities, from summer music at the Brevard Music Center to hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, canoeing, camping and biking in the Pisgah National Forest.
Based on 1996 information, the population of Transylvania County was 27,489; population of the Town of Brevard was 6114 and the population of the Town of Rosman was 442.
Hospital: Transylvania County Hospital is a JCAHO accredited 94 bed not-for-profit hospital dedicated to meeting the care needs of the people in Transylvania County.
main.nc.us /transylvania/localinfo.html   (1172 words)

 "The Cradle of Unitarianism"
However, after World War I, and again after World War II, the region of Transylvania was removed from Hungary’s borders by the Allies, who made it part of Romania.
  It is clear that those courageous Unitarians of Transylvania are continuing to struggle for survival, and that the economy of the region remains poor and volatile.
  The story of Unitarianism in Transylvania is a powerfully moving one, and we should be feel honored by our association with their courageous and proud history.
www.qserve.net /~allsouls/ser011007.htm   (3663 words)

Transylvania [English] or Siebenbürgen [German], (terra ultrasilvana [Latin], Ardeal [Romanian], Erdély [Hungarian], Erdel [Turkish]) is a basin (approximately 56,000 sq.
In Eastern Europe, Transylvania was one of the earliest areas of German colonization.
In legend and fancy, Transylvania is known as the home of such disparate characters as Dracula (see also Dieter Schlesak's Die Dracula-Legende) and the Pied-Piper of Hamelin.
www.genealogienetz.de /reg/ESE/7burg.html   (3622 words)

 Transylvania Unitarian Church
Please be generous, as the Unitarians in Transylvania are an ethnic and religious minority in a poor country.
The principality of Transylvania was populated primarily by Hungarians, whose kingdom was established in the year 1000 AD.
Sometime between 1520 and 1520, Francis David (David Ferenc in Hungarian) was born in Kolozsvar, the capital of Transylvania.
www.emersonhou.org /Transylvania.htm   (2521 words)

 Transylvania Today
Bram Stoker, whose Dracula was published a century ago, called Transylvania "one of the wildest and least-known portions of Europe," and probably these characteristics led him to choose it as the setting of his Gothic novel.
Still largely medieval in façade, Transylvania is perfect terrain for those desirous of journeying into a fantastically well-preserved twilight zone of European history.
Transylvania's territory composes a fecund third of present-day Romania.
www.theatlantic.com /issues/97jun/transyl.htm   (355 words)

 Historical names of Transylvania
Romanians in Transylvania were organized in small comunities including several villages, in which population was more ethnically pure.
This does not necessarily imply that its people were Magyars: rather it referred to all inhabitants of the Kingdom of Hungary, irrespective of their ethnicity (see Historic meaning of Hungarian).
Arderich, the king of the Germanic Gepids once ruled Transylvania in the 5th century and it is possible that the name of Arderich's land was passed on ever since.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Etymology_of_Transylvania   (2115 words)

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