Bukovac, Novi Sad

Bukovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Буковац) is a suburban settlement of the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. It is located in Petrovaradin municipality. The village has a Serb ethnic majority and its population is 3,936 (2011 census).[2]


Буковац (Serbian)
View of the church in Bukovac from a hill
View of the church in Bukovac from a hill
Bukovac is located in Novi Sad
Location in Serbia
Coordinates: 45°11′28″N 19°53′41″E / 45.19111°N 19.89472°E / 45.19111; 19.89472Coordinates: 45°11′28″N 19°53′41″E / 45.19111°N 19.89472°E / 45.19111; 19.89472
Country Serbia
DistrictSouth Bačka
 • Total13.93 km2 (5.38 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1
Area code(s)+ 381(0)21

The nameEdit

The name Bukovac is thought to be derived from bukva ('beech'). The legend says that when the first settlers settled where now village's center is, there was an old beech so they named the place Bukovac upon that tree.


The village is situated on the foothills of Fruška Gora mountain, and it is part of the metropolitan area of Novi Sad Around 9 kilometers from Novi Sad city center. Bukovački potok (Bukovac Stream) flows through Bukovac.

History, culture and educationEdit

Illyrian tumuli and necropolis have been unearthed in Bukovac, which was founded during the Ottoman rule in the 16th century by Serb settlers.

There is a Serbian Orthodox church of Vaznesenja[3]dating from the 18th century. Ornamental and artistic work in the church is attributed to engraver Marko Vujatović, painters Stefan Gavrilović, Jakov Orfelin, Teodor Kračun and Dimitrije Bačević. There is one elementary school (grades 1-8) and kindergarten.

Historical populationEdit

  • 1961: 1,329
  • 1971: 2,012
  • 1981: 2,641
  • 1991: 3,040
  • 2002: 3,595
  • 2011: 3,936[2]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Насеља општине Петроварадин" (pdf). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "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.
  3. ^ http://www.manastiri-crkve.com/crkve/crkva-vaznesenja-bukovac.htm
  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.