Morović

Morović (Serbian Cyrillic: Моровић) is a village located in the municipality of Šid, Srem District, Vojvodina, Serbia. As of 2011 census, it has a population of 1,744 inhabitants.

Morović
Моровић (Serbian)
Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church
Morović is located in Serbia
Morović
Morović
Coordinates: 44°59′N 19°12′E / 44.983°N 19.200°E / 44.983; 19.200Coordinates: 44°59′N 19°12′E / 44.983°N 19.200°E / 44.983; 19.200
Country Serbia
Province Vojvodina
RegionSyrmia
DistrictSrem
MunicipalityŠid
Area
 • Total93.47 km2 (36.09 sq mi)
Elevation
79 m (259 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total1,744
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
22 245

HistoryEdit

In the Middle Ages, Morović was a notable town. It was built by Serbian despot Stefan Štiljanović in 1498. Štiljanović used Morović as his residence until he moved to Baranya, escaping the Ottomans.[3]

The Roman Catholic church of Saint Mary from the 13th century, built in both Romanesque and Gothic styles is a very noteworthy monument. It is located on a cemetery north of the village. The Serbian Orthodox church of the Nativity of Mary and the Roman Catholic church of Saint Roch are also located in the village.

Historical populationEdit

  • 1961: 2,110
  • 1971: 2,292
  • 1981: 2,196
  • 1991: 2,105
  • 2002: 2,164
  • 2011: 1,744

GeographyEdit

Morović is located at the confluence of the Bosut and Studva rivers and is surrounded by opulent oak forests. The Adaševci interchange on the A3 motorway is located to the north of the village. The nearby village of Jamena can only be accessed by traveling through Morović.

Sport and HuntingEdit

Morović is most famous for its hunting area often referred to as Tito's hunting ground, it was one of his favorite hunting grounds in the time of Yugoslavia. In recent years it has attracted interest from international hunters with excellent facilities and accommodations dedicated to the sole purpose of hunting. The surrounding area contains an abundance of red deer, fellow deer, wild boar and pheasants. It spreads on 2500 hectares covered with magnificent centenary oaks. In the middle of the reserve there is Tito's hunting lodge with eight beds and another common hunting lodge with about twenty beds. The infrastructures are very good and all the reserve is very well looked after. The area also hosts a well known fishing tournament every year, the area is popular with anglers due to the surrounding rivers around Morović.

The local football club is FK Jedinstvo Morović, it currently competes in the Vojvođanska liga - Jug which is the equivalent fourth division.

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Насеља општине Шид" (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  2. ^ "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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-10-27. Retrieved 2007-08-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.

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