(var., Transilvania) Region of northwestern and central Romania of triangular shape, bounded on the north, east, and south by the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvanian Alps and the homeland of roughly two million ethnic Hungarians.
Transylvania was a short-lived colony primarily in what is now the U.S. state of Kentucky. The colony was founded in 1775 by Richard Henderson of North Carolina, who purchased the land from the Cherokees. The most famous resident of Transylvania was the American pioneer Daniel Boone, who was hired by Henderson to blaze the Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap into central Kentucky, where he founded Boonesborough, the capital of the colony.
Transylvania was the name of a trilogy of computer games released for several home computers of the 1980s. The games were graphic adventure games created by Antonio Antiochia and produced by the now defunct Penguin Software.
Transylvania was an aborted spin-off television series of the film Van Helsing set in the region of the same name. NBC was going to use the film's village sets setting it in the same 19th century time period as the film, but instead focus on the adventures of a Texas cowboy who becomes sheriff in a Transylvanian village, where he must keep the peace between two warring families with some "monsterous genes". It's connection to the film story-wise was planned as non-existent.