Ethnic maps
About the project

"Ethnic maps" is the spatial representation of demographic data on ethnic and national minorities from Romania. The primary goal is to enable the interpretion of statistical and other data with regards to geographical realities, as well.  
The data are structured by minorities so that the map collection can be developed using any kind and quantity of data. As a continuation of the project, we are now developing a number of maps that show the institutional system and the electoral preferences of the minorities.

After selecting a map from the main menu, a search can be performed as follows: in the case of country-level maps (which can be selected from the "Data" menu), you have to select the desired ethnic/linguistic group. Then, you can access the following five types of data from the menu bar appearing under each country-level map: you can click on a statistical data sheet from "General features", which includes the most important data about the demographic evolution of the minority in question. You can access further databases and research reports, photos and audiovisual material, as well.
County-level maps are available for each administrative-territorial unit where the minority population constitutes at least 20% of the population. These counties are listed above the country map, or they can be accessed directly from the map. By clicking on the administrative-territorial unit you can view the data that constituted the basis of the maps in table format as well. The tables include data on both the administrative-territorial unit and its subunits.
For more details about the data used, please access the "Databases" menu.

The information from both the maps and the data sheets is available in Romanian, Hungarian and English, while the names of the relevant administrative-territorial units and their subunits appear in Romanian, Hungarian and German.

When using the maps for any purpose, please indicate the site URL and inform us by e-mail. Please send us your comments and suggestions via the following e-mail address:

Project coordinators: Veress Ilka, Vitos Katalin