Border Patrol Territories (Határőrvidék) – From the 16th to the 19th centuries the southern part of Historic Hungary (Southland, now Croatia and part of Serbia) designated as a protective border zone against the Turkish invasions. The area was placed directly under the Viennese Ministry of Defense. After the withdrawal of the Turkish forces, Croats and Balkan Slavs settled in this area and received a separate constitution from the Hungarians in 1849 through Vienna. By maintaining this situation until 1871, the Austrian authorities effectively hindered the Hungarian settlements and influence in this zone. – B: 1138, 1153, 1231, T: 7656.→Neoaquistica Commissio; Atrocities against Hungarians.