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Székely Land - Székely Land or Szekler Land refers to the territories inhabited mainly by the Székely people, a subgroup of the Hungarian people, living in eastern Transylvania. They live in the valleys and hills of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains, corresponding to the present-day Harghita, Covasna, and parts of Mureş Counties in Romania.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Székely Land, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Székely Land.
Dacia, 82 BC
The Roman Empire in 116
The Roman Empire in 117
The Roman province Dacia
Kingdom of the Gepids in the 6th century (539-551)
Origins of the Romanians
Vlachs (Romanians) in the territory of present-day Romania in the 6th-8th century (according to the historical atlas for schools, published in Belgrade in 1970, representing a view of Yugoslav historians from that time)
Avar Khanate in 600
Avar Khanate in 650
Avar Khanate, 7th-8th century
Avars in the Carpathian basin, 680-804
Avar Khanate in 700
Avar Khanate in 814
Avar Khanate in the 9th century
Carpathian basin in the 9th century
Székelys in the 9th century
Hungary around 900
Kingdom of Hungary in the 10th century
Romanian political entities (states) in the IX - XIII centuries.
Săcuieni (Székely county) within Wallachia (1601-1718)
Notes and references
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