Maps of Hungary, 1900

Genealogists realize how important it is to know the historical context in which their ancestors lived. The rather diverse scenario of ethnic / religious groups of the Carpathian Basin / Eastern Europe has been an engine to substantial historical changes in the region many times in the 20th century, and affects liaisons even in our days. Acknowledging this, researchers have dedicated numerous projects to explore the situation and to propose some conclusions.

Beginning their research family historians in Hungary are often striked by the fact that their ancestry were e.g. German. Digging a bit more into it, they probably find histories of the Danube Swabians, available even on the internet. However, there have been less pictorial information on the web.

Maps here would like to promote discovering Hungary's past by showing the most important demographic and social factors of the country in 1900. 1900 was a year when a national census, conducted every 10 years, took place. Its results were published in numerous volumes. One of these volumes summarizes information and projects dust statistical data onto maps.

Maps make it possible to learn the situation quickly. Furthermore looking paralel at maps with different thematic content makes it possible to easily discover correlations. Even without complex statistical analysis one can pinpoint some obvious features.

Counties and cities serve as data units or cells on the maps.

The source of the maps:
A magyar szent korona országainak 1900. évi népszámlálása. Tizedik rész: Végeredmények összefoglalása / ... szerkeszti és kiadja a Magyar Kir. Központi Statisztikai Hivatal. - Budapest : Athenaeum, 1909. - X, [2], 331 p., [46] t. - (Magyar statisztikai közlemények. Új sorozat ; 27. kötet)
[The national census of the countries of the Holy Hungarian Crown in 1900. Part 10: Summary of results. / ed. and publ. by the Royal Central Statistical Office of Hungary. - Budapest : Athnenaeum, 1909. - X, [2], 331 p., [46] t. - (Hungarian statistical publications. New series ; vol. 27)]

The following layers are available:

Demographical distribution maps
Average annual increase of population 1869-1900
The ratio of persons who were born in cells other than they live
Map showing the domestic migration between cells
Ratio of persons aged 0-15 years
Ratio of persons aged 15-59 (active population)
Ratio of persons aged 60+

Religious distribution maps
Ratio of persons belonging to the Roman Catholic Church
Ratio of persons belonging to the Greek Catholic Church
Ratio of persons belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church
Ratio of persons belonging to the Evangelical Church
Ratio of persons belonging to the Reformed Church
Ratio of persons belonging to the Israelite Church

Ethnic distribution maps
Ratio of Hungarians
Ratio of Germans
Ratio of Slovaks
Ratio of Romanians and of Croats
Ratio of Serbs
Ratio of Ruthenes and of Wends

Cultural distribution map
Ratio of illiterate persons in the male population

Scanned and prepared by János Bogárdi / Radix. March 1999.