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|Banat of Leitha
Map indicating present-day Burgenland in Austria,
the region where the short-lived Lajtabánság existed.
|Political structure||Unrecognized state|
|Historical era||Interwar period|
|-||Established||October 4, 1921|
|-||Disestablished||November 5, 1921|
Lajtabánság (German: Leitha-Banat) was a short-lived western Hungarian state in the region where the Austrian federal state of Burgenland now exists. It existed between October 4 and November 5, 1921, following the Treaty of Trianon and the departure of the rump Kingdom of Hungary's army and before the region was annexed by Austria.
The principal leaders of the state were Pál Prónay, Count Gyula Ostenburg-Moravek and former Hungarian prime minister István Friedrich. Its military was the Rongyos Gárda ("Ragged Guards" or "Scrubby Guards"), recruited from peasants and students devoted to retaining the region rather than surrender it to Austria.