Batina (Hungarian: Kiskőszeg) is a port village on the right bank of the Danube in Baranja, Croatia. Its elevation is 105 m. Administratively, it is located in the Draž municipality within the Osijek-Baranja County.

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Batina is located in Osijek-Baranja County
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Batina is located in Croatia
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Coordinates: 45°50′46″N 18°51′00″E / 45.846°N 18.850°E / 45.846; 18.850
Country Croatia
RegionBaranya (Podunavlje)
CountyZastava Osječko-baranjske županije.png Osijek-Baranja County
MunicipalityDraž
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total879

GeographyEdit

Batina is located on the D212 state road connecting the village to the city of Osijek. In 1974 the road bridge over the Danube was built. It is a state border crossing.

HistoryEdit

 
Batina after the battle

The village is known as the site of World War II Battle of Batina which took place from 11 to 29 November 1944. It was a battle between the units of the Red Army and the People's Liberation Army against the Wehrmacht and their allies. Today, a memorial site commemorates the battle which was one of the bloodiest World War II battles on Yugoslav soil.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Batina". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ Batinska bitka: Iz stroja izbačeno čak 23 000 vojnika (in Croatian)

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