Bezdan (Serbian Cyrillic: Бездан; Hungarian: Bezdán, Croatian: Bezdan, German: Besdan) is a village located in Bačka, Vojvodina, Serbia. It is situated in the Sombor municipality, West Bačka District. The village has a Hungarian ethnic majority and its population numbers at 5,263 people (2002 census).

Bezdan
Бездан (Serbian)
Bezdán (Hungarian)
Bezdan, Catholic Church
Bezdan, Catholic Church
Bezdan is located in Vojvodina
Bezdan
Bezdan
Bezdan is located in Serbia
Bezdan
Bezdan
Bezdan is located in Europe
Bezdan
Bezdan
Coordinates: 45°51′N 18°56′E / 45.850°N 18.933°E / 45.850; 18.933Coordinates: 45°51′N 18°56′E / 45.850°N 18.933°E / 45.850; 18.933
Country Serbia
Province Vojvodina
RegionBačka (Podunavlje)
DistrictWest Bačka
MunicipalitySombor
Area
 • Total79.90 km2 (30.85 sq mi)
Elevation
98 m (322 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,623
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.bezdan.info

HistoryEdit

It was first mentioned in 1305 under the name of Battyan, while in 1341 it was mentioned as Betsan. The village was destroyed during an Ottoman invasion in the 16th century. With the establishment of Habsburg rule, the village was settled by Hungarians, Poles, Czechs and Germans. The first church in the village was built in 1755, and the current one was constructed in 1846.

DemographicsEdit

Historical populationEdit

  • 1961: 6,813
  • 1971: 6,427
  • 1981: 6,085
  • 1991: 5,472
  • 2002: 5,263
  • 2011: 4,623

Ethnic groupsEdit

The ethnic groups in the village as of 2002 census:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Насеља општине Сомбор" (pdf). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.

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