Begeč (Serbian Cyrillic: Бегеч) is a suburban settlement of the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. It is situated on the river Danube, approximately 15 km west from Novi Sad, on Bačka Palanka-Novi Sad road. According to 2011 census, the village has a Serb ethnic majority and its population numbers 3,325 people.

Begeč
Бегеч (Serbian)
View of the village
View of the village
Official seal of Begeč
Begeč is located in Novi Sad
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Begeč
Location of Begeč within Serbia
Begeč is located in Vojvodina
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Begeč
Begeč (Vojvodina)
Begeč is located in Serbia
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Begeč (Serbia)
Begeč is located in Europe
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Begeč (Europe)
Coordinates: 45°14′12″N 19°37′23″E / 45.23667°N 19.62306°E / 45.23667; 19.62306Coordinates: 45°14′12″N 19°37′23″E / 45.23667°N 19.62306°E / 45.23667; 19.62306
Country Serbia
Province Vojvodina
DistrictSouth Bačka
Municipality Novi Sad
Area
 • Total43.44 km2 (16.77 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,325
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

GeographyEdit

HistoryEdit

Begeč was first mentioned in the 16th century and its name is derived from the Ottoman ruling title "beg" (or "bey") and word "eč" (meaning "village"), hence the full meaning of the name would be "the village of the beg". In Hungarian, the name was spelt Begecs. There is a Serbian Orthodox church dating to 1838 in the village.

ArchaeologyEdit

The archeological site of Castellum Onagrinum is located on the left shore of the Danube. It includes ruins of a Roman fortress built in the late 3rd century AD. The site is part of the Cultural Heritage of Serbia list, inscribed in 1995.[2]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19482,277—    
19532,329+2.3%
19612,392+2.7%
19712,606+8.9%
19812,717+4.3%
19912,827+4.0%
20023,335+18.0%
20113,325−0.3%
Source: Census [3]

TransportEdit

 
Begec - Banostar Ferry.

Begeč is connected to Novi Sad by the public bus line 56, which operates daily and connect Begeč with Futog, Veternik and Novi Sad. Begeč is also on the bus route from Bač and Bačka Palanka to Novi Sad.

Besides buses and roads, Begeč is connected by a river ferry to the village of Banoštor in Syrmia, across the Danube river. For pedestrians and bicyclists it is free of charge, while cars pay a toll of 200 Serbian dinars (approximately 2 Euros).

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Насеља општине Нови Сад" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of Serbia. Archived from the original (pdf) on 21 November 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Споменици културе у Србији".
  3. ^ "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.
  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.