Preliminary results of a farmstead survey of the Great Hungarian Plain

Mátyás Szabó, Orsolya Pap-Szuromi, R. Romvári

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A common problem with research into farmsteads is that, at present, there is no universally- accepted definition of a farmstead. Another problem specific to the Hungarian context is that no exact data are available for the number of farmsteads on the Great Hungarian Plain in recent decades. Recognizing this problem, a farmstead survey targeting the delineation of the Farmstead Development Programme was carried out in 2016. The authors of the study attempted to collect the data and databases currently available about farmsteads and peripheral residential areas and present a background to the survey carried out in 2016. The results of the survey allow to identify new trends, such as farmsteads becoming territorially more fragmented and the transformation of farms away from their traditional functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-108
Number of pages17
JournalRegional Statistics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Farmstead development programme
  • Great Hungarian plain
  • Infrastructural features
  • Rural development
  • Scattered farmsteads

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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