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  • Cultural landscape

    At the time the Hungarians came into the Carpathian-basin (in the 9th and 10th century), the land has still preserved its original, pristine state: the settlement area was characterised by wooded steppe on the Great Plain and oak forests in the hillsides. Transformation of the native landscape was initially represented mainly by deforestation: primarily land for farming was eked out this way in the 10-15th centuries, and timber was felled for early mining operations and industrial activities.

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