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Alföld

(ôl`föld), Hun. Nagy-Alföld [Great Alföld], great central plain of Hungary extending into Serbia and W Romania. The level region is drained by the Tisza and Danube rivers. Formerly wooded, the Alföld gradually became a steppe region as the Magyar and then the Mongol invaders (13th cent.) cut down many trees, exposing the soil to dry winds. Grasslands covered most of the Alföld until the late 19th cent., when extensive irrigation and drainage projects transformed parts of it into fertile farmland; grains, vegetables, feed crops, and livestock are now raised. The Alföld, on a primary invasion route to Europe, has been the scene of many major battles. The Little Alföld (Hun. Kis-Alföld) is located in NW Hungary and extends into S Slovakia and Austria.

Alföld

 

(from Hungarian alfold, lowland), lowlands in Hungary, leading into the middle Danube Valley. In the broad sense an alföld is a valley with fertile soil suitable for growing grain (as opposed to puszta, which are pasturelands).

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Waverley Borough - Alfold, Cranleigh Rural and Ellen's Green: C 429, Lib Dem 238.
In Budapest--we've now shifted, by the way, to Between the Woods and the Water--he caroused with the local jeunesse doree; and when he set out across the Great Hungarian Plain, he found still more drawbridges lowering at his approach: "word of the hazard moving across the south-east Alfold [i.e., the Plain] must have got about and thank God I shall never know whether it loomed as a threat or a bit of a joke." Crossing into Transylvania, he found himself swept up into a strange quaint universe of Magyar squires, all chafing under the Treaty of Trianon, which had left them marooned in Romania.(2) "The prevailing atmosphere surrounding these kastely-dwellers conjured up that of the tumbling demesnes of the Anglo-Irish in Waterford or Galway, with all their sadness and their magic....
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