Berak is a village in municipality of Tompojevci in eastern Croatia. Village is located 11 km from county seat Vukovar.

Berak
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Berak is located in Croatia
Berak
Berak
Location in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°13′54″N 19°1′40″E / 45.23167°N 19.02778°E / 45.23167; 19.02778Coordinates: 45°13′54″N 19°1′40″E / 45.23167°N 19.02778°E / 45.23167; 19.02778
Country Croatia
RegionSyrmia (Podunavlje)
County Vukovar-Syrmia
MunicipalityTompojevci
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total386
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)CEST

HistoryEdit

First written records about Berak comes from 15th century when village was known under names Perecke and Perethe.[2] There is an ossuary from the period of World War II with the bones of Yugoslav Partisans and Italian resistance movement fighters from the time of Syrmian Front.[3] Ossuary was built in 1966 and inscription on it state "For the eternal glory to the fallen fighters" together with the names of the famous fighters from the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Italy.[3]

It played a huge role in the Log Revolution during the breakup of Yugoslavia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Berak". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ "Općina Tompojevci-Berak". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Generalni konzulat Republike Srbije u Vukovaru". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Serbia). Retrieved 25 August 2017.