Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Leitha

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LEITHA, an Austrian stream rising in Lower Austria, and flowing N. E. to join the Danube nearly along the frontier of Lower Austria and Hungary. Since the reorganization of the empire in 1867, it has become usual to speak of Hungary and the lands belonging to the Hungarian crown as Trans-leithan, and the rest of the empire as Cis-leithan — thus giving the stream a factitious importance.