Čoka

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Čoka
Чока
Csóka
Municipality and Town
The Holy Trinity Catholic Church
The Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Čoka is located in Serbia
Čoka
Čoka
Location of Čoka within Serbia
Čoka is located in Vojvodina
Čoka
Čoka
Location of Čoka within Vojvodina
Coordinates: 45°56′N 20°09′E / 45.933°N 20.150°E / 45.933; 20.150Coordinates: 45°56′N 20°09′E / 45.933°N 20.150°E / 45.933; 20.150
Country Serbia
Province Vojvodina
District North Banat
Government
 • Mayor Predrag Mijić
Area
 • Čoka 321.0 km2 (123.93 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Čoka 4,028
 • Metro 11,398
Demonym Čokani, (sr)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23320
Area code(s) +381(0)23
Car plates KI
Website www.coka.co.rs

Čoka (Serbian: Čoka or Чока, pronounced [tʃôka], Hungarian: Csóka, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈtʃoːkɒ]; German: Tschoka, Slovak: Čoka) is a town and municipality in the North Banat District of Vojvodina, Serbia. The town has a population of 4,028, while Čoka municipality has 11,398 inhabitants.

History[edit]

The first written record about Čoka was made in 1247. It was part of a feudal tenure of which landowners were often changed. Later the settlement was abandoned due to the dense Cuman incursions at the end of the 13th century, but it was rebuilt again in the 14th century. In 1552, it was under Ottoman administration. At that time, it had a sparse population of 13 people, and at the end of the 16th century, the hamlet dwellers numbered 4 Serb families.[1]

In the first half of the 18th century, the Ottoman administration was replaced by the Habsburg one and according to 1717 data, there were 40 Serb houses in the village [1] of which number increased to 192 until the middle of the 18th century, and in 1787, the number of population increased to 1,191 people. In 1796, the tenure owner Lőrinc Marcibányi had Hungarians settled here that Slovaks followed then.,[1] which resulted in a rapid population growth and as early as the middle of the 19th century, the population numbered 2,739 people which increased to 4,239 until 1910. According to 1910 census, Hungarians were the dominant ethnic group in the village, while there existed a sizable ethnic Serb community as well.[2][unreliable source?]

As of 1918, Čoka is part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later renamed to Yugoslavia). Until the end of World War II, it was part of Novi Kneževac municipality. Shortly afterwards, it became the seat of an own municipality, whereby it became an industrial centre of the region as well, receiving a large influx of new population. In 1991, it had a population of 5,244 people but In the next decade, the number of dwellers started to dwindle and 2002 census recorded only 4,707 people in the settlement.

Inhabited places[edit]

Čoka municipality includes the town of Čoka and seven villages. The villages are:

Note: For the inhabited places with an absolute or relative Hungarian ethnic majority, the names are also given in Hungarian.

Ethnic groups (2011 census)[edit]

Municipality[edit]

The population of the Čoka municipality:[3]

Five local communities have a Hungarian majority: Čoka, Padej, Jazovo, Banatski Monoštor, and Vrbica. Crna Bara has a relative Hungarian majority. Sanad and Ostojićevo have Serb majorities, although the latter has over 20% Hungarians, while Čoka, Padej and Crna Bara have over 20% Serbs.

Town[edit]

The population of the Čoka town:[3]

  • Hungarians = 2,240 (56.61%)
  • Serbs = 1,449 (35.97%)
  • Romani = 57 (1.42%)
  • Others and undeclared = 282 (7.00%)

Politics[edit]

Map of Čoka municipality

Results of 2008 local elections in Čoka municipality: [1]

Culture[edit]

Čoka is the site of the world-famous sausage-eating contest.

Twin cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dr Slobodan Ćurčić, Naselja Banata - geografske karakteristike, Novi Sad, 2004, page 221.
  2. ^ http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/3899/vojvodina1910.png
  3. ^ a b "Population by ethnicity – Čoka". Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS). Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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