Transylvania is a region without an administrative status, vaguely defined by geographical coordinates. Transylvania World classifies Transylvania into three regions: Central Transylvania, Political Transylvania and Transylvania World.
Current day Transylvania is an area without an administrative status, at the same time not being precisely defined by geographical coordinates. Taking into account the definition and etymology of this area – developed by the Transylvania World association – in agreement with Romania’s ethnography, etymology and anthropology, we classify Transylvania on three geographical expansion levels: Central Transylvania, Political Transylvania and Transylvania World.
Transylvania’s geographical-historical outline, developed by Transylvania World association, has nothing to do with the different definitions and political-historical concepts which are not generally accepted by the historical and political environment. Transylvania World’s definition greets the online international medium, especially the ones interested in the touristic and economic aspects, our purpose being a vast unified abroad promotion of Romania’s potential.
Central inner Carpathian Transylvania represents the geographical area inside of the Carpathian arc and it complies with the etymological Latin segment “trans-silvam”, meaning “beyond the forest” in Romanian. By “forest” we understand the Carpathian Mountains and the Sub-Carpathian areas within the Carpathian arc.
Political Transylvania (which contained different geographic areas according to the political situation of the former Romanian countries and became an integral part of Romania, without administrative status, since December 1, 1918) includes Central Inner Transylvania and the hills and mountains areas from Western Romania up to the official Romanian border with Hungary. Transylvania World association does not involve in quarrels and does not want to win a dispute concerning the historical concepts which have been generating political debates regarding this territory. We are only interested in promoting the touristic and regional economic potential within Transylvania World.
Transylvania World matches both senses of the Latin etymological segment “trans-silvam, meaning “to cross from one point to the other” and “beyond the forest”. We refer to this territory as Central Transylvanian area, Political Transylvanian area and the entire space made up of the Outer Eastern Carpathians and Southern Carpathians, dominated by forests, where one can feel the traditional Transylvanian influence merging with the local traditions beyond the mountains.
Based on the etymology of the term “Transylvania”, Transylvania World Association considers and outlines the Transylvanian geographical territory as being the one correspondent to Transylvania World, when not specifying “Central” or “Political” Transylvania.
Note: The Transylvania World concepts are an essential part of the association brand and their usage has to quote the source and reference this website.Discover Transylvania on our website www.TransylvaniaOfficial.com