Who in the world doesn't know this word? And who doesn't associate it with Dracula and vampires? Whose inspiration wouldn't be inspired when hearing this name? - The Transylvania of the real world is a large region in the Western part of Romania, with over seven million inhabitants.
And Vlad Dracula too was a real person - really living in Transylvania in the 15th century. He was the Prince of Wallachia, infamous for his cruelty. But what most people don't know is that to link him to vampirism was a British idea of the 19th century and must be considered completely fictional.
It is also important to note that the image of Transylvania created through Gothic literature and Hollywood movies is completely false. In reality, the region does not seem dark or scary at all - its landscape is in fact very pleasant to the eye, with rolling hills, fields and picturesque villages in a mild climate.
The reality of Transylvania now is that it is a part of Romania and thus a part of the European Union - and the economic reforms that have been so successful in the country in recent years have also had a very positive effect on Transylvania.
And vampires? Oh, that's just a fairy tale. Everybody knows they don't exist, right?
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