Câmpia Transilvaniei (Hungarian: Mezőség)

The central plain of Transylvania is known as Câmpia Transilvaniei (“plains of Transylvania”) by the Romanians, and Mezőség (“area of fields”) by Hungarians. The village population of this region is an ethnic mix of Hungarians, Romanians and Roma, and unusually for Transylvania, most of the villages are ethnically mixed. The lands came under various feudal estates with the villages being bound to the feudal lords. This resulted, in the past to a more fluid situation with the villagers being moved between villages and new villages being founded.

Published on 20th July 2019, last modified on 3rd May 2021