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INFORMATION ABOUT SALAN
Salan, Dux Salanus or Zalan (Bulgarian and Serbian Cyrillic: Hungarian: Zalán) was, according to the Gesta Hungarorum, a Bulgarian voivod (duke) who ruled in the 9th century between Danube and Tisa rivers, mainly in the territory of present-day Backa region of Serbia and Hungary. The capital city of his voivodship (duchy) was Titel. The exact northern border of his duchy is not clear: according to some sources, his duchy included only Backa,  while according to other sources his duchy also included much of present-day central Hungary.
According to GH, Salan was a vassal of the Bulgarian tsar (Emperor), but it is not clear if he was of Bulgarian origin or from the local Slavic population. The chronicle states that he was descendant of the Bulgarian Khan who conquered the territory up to the border of Russians and Poles after the death of Attila the Hun.
There is a theory that his name means "the salt man", so it could be a name given to him by the authors of the chronicles, describing the role he had: supplying salt for his suzerain (tsar Simeon the Great of Bulgaria).
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