CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE:
THE FINNO-UGRIC PEOPLES
OF HUNGARY /
This map is also on my main Hungarian Page:
[Map from a now-defunct site]
This is Transylvania -- also on the main Hungarian Page:
This is another of my favorites (it's the opening map on my new Romanian page )-- it shows the Great Hungarian Plain, Transylvania, Romania, and other current boundaries in a larger context:
it's from Dracula Tour:
A final map shows Hungary as she was, intact, in the 11th century:
Map of Hungary in the 11th Century -- Erdely (Transylvania) among the southeastern mountains is here shown as an integral part of Hungary. The map suggests the 3-D effect of the encompassing mountains. [From Hungary.org-- click here for larger, uncropped version]
HERE ARE ADDITIONAL LINKS TO OTHER MAPS OF HUNGARY / TRANSYLVANIA:
1. The following maps are huge, very detailed, load slowly, and provide both physical and political categories. They show the Austro-Hungarian Empire as it was in 1882. First is a link to a page with the background and Map Room Index for FEEFHS (Federation of East European Family History Societies): http://feefhs.org/maps/indexmap.html. The three maps that follow come from them: http://feefhs.org/maps/ah/ah-ehung.html [Eastern Hungary: 140K]; http://feefhs.org/maps/ah/ah-nhung.html [Northern Hungary: 186K]; and http://feefhs.org/maps/ah/ah-whung.html [Western Hungary & Transylvania: 186K].
2. This site shows the 64 counties of the Kingdom of Hungary in 1876 with a thumbnail history and poor quality but colorful paintings of each county's Coat of Arms. The accompanying map (click small blurry image at the top of the page) fits onto a single page but has been reduced in size so much that names are difficult to read: http://historicaltextarchive.com/hungary/counties.html
3. This is a haunting, stark B&W map showing the dismemberment of Hungary after Trianon. It comes from Peter Makrai's site (see my Hungarian History section):
http://web.interware.hu/pmakrai/geocities/hungtria.html: [updated 3 February 2010]
4. This is a nice physical map showing the 3-D effect of the mountains encircling Transylvania and the Great Hungarian Plain lying NW of it: http://www.atlapedia.com/online/maps/physical/Hungary_etc.htm-- for a politcal companion map, see: http://www.atlapedia.com/online/maps/political/Hungary_etc.htm
5. This is a current clickable map of Hungary's counties (I counted 19 here) -- when you click you get vivid images of each Coat of Arms (much clearer than the 1876 versions from the above site), brief descriptions of the symbols, and further links on major cities. The map itself is in bold orange and lavender colors but provides minimal data. Other links take you to lists of flags, etc.
6. Another map showing greater detail of the counties; click anywhere for a larger map with transportation systems (roads and rail): http://www.cnn.com/TRAVEL/CITY.GUIDES/WORLD/Europe/hungary/map.html
7. This is another clickable map, no frills, but with major cities, highpoints, and highways indicated. When you click on a region, you get brief but good historical and tourist info:http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mapshells/europe/hungary/hungary.htm
8. This is another clickable map, oddly disembodied by being set against a white background with no indication of any neighboring countries. When you click on an area, however, you go to an engaging little illustrated essay. Along the right are menus for other articles on Hungarian culture and history. They are nicely presented and give one a quick sense of this lovely country: http://www.gotohungary.com/budapest/hungarymap.shtml
9. Attractive map in bold greens and white but minimal data (has links to other good maps though): http://www.rec.org/REC/Maps/hun_map.html
10. This is a huge map from 1994 showing political and transportation systems for Hungary and adjoining countries: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/hungary.jpg. This companion map shows physical characteristics: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/hungary_rel_94.jpg
11. Map of Transylvania: bold, colorful, and not much else: http://www.duncatravel.com/map.htm. Transylvanian counties plus additional physical map of Transylvania: http://www.catherders.net/Transy/SecondaryPage-2.htm
12. A no-frills map of Hungary and Transylvania at the end of the Sixteenth Century -- Romania is shown here under its ancient name of Wallachia (i.e., the Vlach people): http://online.sksm.edu/ouh/maps/map_2_hungary_transylvania.html. This is three centuries later -- an 1848-1849 blurry map showing Hungary with Transylvania tucked into place and Romania still called Wallachia: http://hungaria.org/projects/1848-49/images/erdely.jpg
13. This is a fine collection of maps and other resources (the 11th century map -- see above -- comes from here):http://www.hungary.org/users/hipcat/huntran.htm
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Copyright © 2001 by Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.
Split off from main page & published 2am, 25 August 2001
3 February 2010: updated Peter Makrai's link.