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Association with vampiresEdit

"The Western world commonly associates Transylvania with vampires..." Is this really true of the Western world in general ? For English-speakers, naturally. But Germans ? French ? Where´s the evidence ?

It took me a while to work out that Transylvania was identical with the region commonly referred to by Germans as the "Siebenbürgen", and when they do refer to it, it seems to always be as a source of immigrants to Germany.

So this statement seems Anglocentric, IMHO. Sean Ramsay 3084 (talk) 16:24, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

@Sean Ramsay 3084, you have a point, but I think there is a good amount of evidence Transylvania is associated with vampires. Just did a quick search on Google scholar for "transylvania" and "vampires", coming up with 3300 results, including...
  • [BOOK] Transylvania: Birthplace of vampires
  • Getting to Know the Un-dead: Bram Stoker, Vampires, and Dracula
  • [BOOK] Transylvania and Beyond: Vampires & Werewolves in Old Europe
  • Performing Transylvania: Tourism, fantasy and play in a liminal place
  • Halloween in Transylvania
  • Dracula's castle in Transylvania: Conflicting heritage marketing strategies

And that's only on page 1 of the results.--Historyday01 (talk) 17:05, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

But of all those sources are English-language. I never denied that English-speakers associate Transylvania with vampires. The question is whether speakers of other languages do.Sean Ramsay 3084 (talk) 11:34, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Misspelled city name and missing city in listEdit

1. Change Schäßurg (misspelled) to Schäßburg 2. Add Bistrița city, population 75,076, to Transylvania proper list of cities M.pacurar (talk) 02:51, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

  Done.(KIENGIR (talk) 21:27, 14 November 2020 (UTC))
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