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Bački Petrovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Бачки Петровац, Slovak: Báčsky Petrovec; "Bačka Petrovac") is a town and municipality located in the South Bačka District of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. The town has a population of 7,452, while Bački Petrovac municipality has 13,418 inhabitants.

Bački Petrovac

Бачки Петровац
Evangelical Church in Bački Petrovac
Evangelical Church in Bački Petrovac
Coat of arms of Bački Petrovac
Coat of arms
Location of Bački Petrovac within Serbia
Location of Bački Petrovac within Serbia
Coordinates: 45°21′38″N 19°35′30″E / 45.36056°N 19.59167°E / 45.36056; 19.59167Coordinates: 45°21′38″N 19°35′30″E / 45.36056°N 19.59167°E / 45.36056; 19.59167
Country Serbia
ProvinceVojvodina
DistrictSouth Bačka
Government
 • MayorSrďan Simiť
Area
 • Town63.84 km2 (24.65 sq mi)
 • Municipality158.35 km2 (61.14 sq mi)
Elevation
86 m (282 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)[1]
 • Town
7,452
 • Town density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • Municipality
13,418
 • Municipality density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
21470
Area code(s)+381(0)21
Car platesNS
Websitewww.backipetrovac.rs

NameEdit

In Serbian Cyrillic the town is known as Бачки Петровац, in Serbian Latin as Bački Petrovac, in Slovak as Petrovec or Báčsky Petrovec, in Hungarian as Petrőc, and in German as Petrovacz.

Bački Petrovac is economical, cultural and administrative center of the municipality. It is a settlement of a town character, while the other three are villages of Pannonian type.

HistoryEdit

Being in south Bačka which according to special climatic and other conditions is one of the most fertile parts of Serbia, very suitable for settling down, here in this region people made their settlements very early. The first written records about Petrovac appears in the 13th century when Petrovac is mentioned as a church parish belonging to Bač County. Later that name is changed into Petrovac. Its first inhabitants were the Hungarians and Serbs. In the first half of the 18th century (1745) the Slovaks settled here. Since then Petrovac developed so that it represents cultural, economic, clerical and political center of the Slovaks in this region.

Inhabited placesEdit

 
Map of Bački Petrovac municipality

Bački Petrovac municipality includes the town of Bački Petrovac and the following villages:

Note: for the places with Slovak majority, the names are also given in Slovak.

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
194813,814—    
195315,142+1.85%
196116,865+1.36%
197116,042−0.50%
198116,095+0.03%
199115,662−0.27%
200214,681−0.59%
201113,418−0.99%
Source: [2]

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality has 13,418 inhabitants.

Ethnic groupsEdit

The ethnic Slovaks form a majority of the population in the municipality. Settlements with Slovak majorities are: Bački Petrovac (Slovak: Báčsky Petrovec), Gložan (Slovak: Hložany), and Kulpin (Slovak: Kulpín). There is one settlement with a Serb majority: Maglić. The town is located in southern Bačka (hence the name), some 25 km northwest of Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina. It is the cultural center of Slovaks in the province, and other places in the eponymous municipalities are also inhabited by many Slovaks.

The ethnic composition of the municipality:[3]

Ethnic group Population
Slovaks 8,772
Serbs 3,512
Roma 108
Croats 91
Hungarians 74
Yugoslavs 58
Albanians 26
Others 777
Total 13,418

EconomyEdit

Agriculture is the most important economic activity based on the production of field crops (wheat, corn, broom weed, sugar beet, hop), cattle, breeding dud ponetry and vegetable crops. Besides agriculture there is also some industry manufacture, metal and chemical. Manufacture of wood civil engineering, printing activities, etc.

The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2017):[4]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 390
Mining 1
Processing industry 1,862
Distribution of power, gas and water 5
Distribution of water and water waste management 54
Construction 138
Wholesale and retail, repair 451
Traffic, storage and communication 82
Hotels and restaurants 159
Media and telecommunications 36
Finance and insurance 17
Property stock and charter 11
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 216
Administrative and other services 101
Administration and social assurance 140
Education 215
Healthcare and social work 154
Art, leisure and recreation 14
Other services 42
Total 4,090

GalleryEdit

International relationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
  1. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  4. ^ ОПШТИНЕ И РЕГИОНИ У РЕПУБЛИЦИ СРБИЈИ, 2018. (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 17 March 2019.

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