Bačka Oblast

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Bačka Oblast
Бачка област
Bačka oblast
oblast of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

1922–1929
Location of Bačka Oblast
Bačka Oblast and surrounding areas
Capital Novi Sad
History
 -  Established 1922
 -  Disestablished 1929
Today part of Serbia, Croatia

Bačka Oblast (Serbo-Croatian: Bačka oblast or Бачка област) was one of the oblasts of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes from 1922 to 1929. Its administrative center was Novi Sad.

History[edit]

The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was formed in 1918 and was initially divided into counties and districts (this division was inherited from previous state administrations). In 1922, new administrative units known as oblasts (Serbo-Croatian: oblasti / области) were introduced and the whole country was divided into 33 oblasts. Before 1922, territory of Bačka Oblast was part of the Novi Sad County.

In 1929, 33 oblasts were administratively replaced with 9 banovinas and one district, and territory of Bačka Oblast was administratively included into the Danube Banovina.

Geography[edit]

The Bačka Oblast included western parts of Bačka and region of Baranja. It shared borders with the Belgrade Oblast in the east, the Syrmia Oblast in the south, the Osijek Oblast in the west, and Hungary in the north-west.

Demographics[edit]

According to 1921 census, oblast had linguistically heterogeneous population: speakers of Serbo-Croatian were dominant in the cities of Novi Sad, Sombor and Subotica; speakers of German were dominant in the districts of Apatin, Darda, Kula, Odžaci, Sombor and Stara Palanka; speakers of Hungarian were dominant in the districts of Topola and Batina; while speakers of Slovak were dominant in the district of Novi Sad.[1]

Administrative units[edit]

Oblast included following districts:

Besides these districts, several cities in the oblast had a separate status:

Cities and towns[edit]

Main cities and towns in the district were:

All mentioned cities and towns are today in Serbia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Istorijski atlas, Geokarta, Beograd, 1999, page 91.

Further reading[edit]

  • Istorijski atlas, Geokarta, Beograd, 1999.
  • Istorijski atlas, Intersistem kartografija, Beograd, 2010.

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