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Puszta

Puszta (pōō´stä), arid grasslands that once covered a large part of the Alföld, E Hungary. They were used for extensive cattle raising. With the irrigation and drainage projects of the late 19th cent., the Puszta disappeared except in the small Hortobagy region (c.100 sq mi/260 sq km), near Debrecen. Old customs of the Puszta are preserved there, mainly for the tourist trade.

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puszta Hungarian grassland, similar to the North American prairie.

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puszta Hungarian grassland, similar to the N. American prairie.

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