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Bačko Petrovo Selo

Bačko Petrovo Selo (Serbian Cyrillic: Бачко Петрово Село; Hungarian: Péterréve, German: Batschko Petrovo Selo) is a village located in the Bečej Municipality, in the South Bačka District of Serbia. It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. The village has a Hungarian ethnic majority and its population numbering 7,318 people (2002 census).

Bačko Petrovo Selo

Бачко Петрово Село

Center of the village with the Catholic Church
Center of the village with the Catholic Church
Official seal of Bačko Petrovo Selo
Bačko Petrovo Selo is located in Serbia
Bačko Petrovo Selo
Bačko Petrovo Selo
Coordinates: 45°42′N 20°5′E / 45.700°N 20.083°E / 45.700; 20.083Coordinates: 45°42′N 20°5′E / 45.700°N 20.083°E / 45.700; 20.083
Country Serbia
Province Vojvodina
 • Total115.36 km2 (44.54 sq mi)
86 m (282 ft)
 • Total6,350
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Backo Petrovo Selo and Orthodox Church in sunset


In the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Bačko Petrovo Selo was the largest village in the whole country.[citation needed] The village is located on the right bank of the river Tisa. There are two monuments in the village dedicated to the people killed in the Second World War. Bačko Petrovo Selo had a very developed economy and agriculture, but is now faced with economic downfall and serious depopulation.


Historical populationEdit

  • 1961: 10,410
  • 1971: 9,645
  • 1981: 8,959
  • 1991: 7,958
  • 2002: 7,318

Ethnic groupsEdit

Population of the village include (as of 2002 census):


The Serbian Orthodox monastery "Uspenje Presvete Bogorodice" is located near Bačko Petrovo Selo. It is an important landmark of the village. The monastery possess a well with a holy water that cure people from diseases. Every year, at the day of celebration of the monastery ("manastirska slava"), many people come to visit a monastery and take a holy water.


Bačko Petrovo Selo has a very developed economy and agriculture. It possess very rich and flat land with highly fertile soil. The village has two economical factories that are indebted to produce fruits and vegetables, which are later delivered to Bečej, to the vegetable factory "Flora".


There is an elementary school in Bačko Petrovo Selo, "Šamu Mihalj" / "Samu Mihály" Elementary School. The school consists of two buildings. The old one houses the classes from the first to the fourth grade and the new from the fifth to the eighth. The lectures are attended in both Serbian and Hungarian, where both nations have their classes in their respective languages.[2]


Bačko Petrovo Selo has a football (soccer) and handball teams. Both teams are called "Jedinstvo".[citation needed]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Насеља општине Бечеј" (pdf). (in Serbian). Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  2. ^ The school web site


  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.

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