Šajkaš

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Šajkaš
Шајкаш
Main street and the Orthodox Church
Main street and the Orthodox Church
Šajkaš is located in Serbia
Šajkaš
Šajkaš
Coordinates: 45°16′N 20°05′E / 45.267°N 20.083°E / 45.267; 20.083
Country  Serbia
Province  Vojvodina
Municipality Titel
Population (2002)
 • Total 4,550
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Map of the Titel municipality and Šajkaška region, showing the location of Šajkaš

Šajkaš (Serbian Cyrillic: Шајкаш) is a village located in the Titel municipality, in the South Bačka District of Serbia. It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. The village has a Serb ethnic majority and its population numbering 4,550 people (2002 census).

Name[edit]

In Serbian the village is known as Šajkaš (Шајкаш), in Croatian as Šajkaš, in Hungarian as Sajkásszentiván, and in German as Schatzdorf or Schajkasch-Sentiwan.

History[edit]

The Šajkaška district was the scene of a notorious massacre during the occupation of Bačka by the Hungarian army in January 1942. This cost almost 900 lives. The German minority left the village in 1944.

Historical population[edit]

  • 1961: 2,825
  • 1971: 2,987
  • 1981: 3,541
  • 1991: 3,828

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Slobodan Ćurčić: Broj stanovnika Vojvodine (Novi Sad, 1996).

Coordinates: 45°16′N 20°05′E / 45.267°N 20.083°E / 45.267; 20.083