Batina

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This article is about the village in Baranja. For the village near Kutina, see Batina, Sisak-Moslavina County.
Batina
Skyline of Batina
Batina is located in Croatia
Batina
Batina
Batina is located in Osijek-Baranja County
Batina
Batina
Coordinates: 45°50′46″N 18°51′00″E / 45.846°N 18.850°E / 45.846; 18.850
Country  Croatia
County Osijek-Baranja County
Municipality Draž
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 879

Batina is a village and port on the right bank of the Danube in the region of Baranja, Croatia, 25 km northeast of Osijek. Its elevation is 105 m. The chief occupation is farming. Administratively, it is located in the Draž municipality within the Osijek-Baranja County.

Geography[edit]

Batina is located on the main road (M 17.1) Osijek-Batina-Bezdan. In 1974 the road bridge over the Danube was built. It is a state border crossing.

Features[edit]

The recreational and bathing resort "Zeleni Otok" (Green Island) offers a number of opportunities in the warm part of the year, especially water sports. It is also the centre of the Baranja Art Colony.

History[edit]

A continuity of settlement from the Middle Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age has been discovered on the Gradac hill.

A memorial site commemorates the Battle of Batina (1944), one of the bloodiest World War II battles on Yugoslav soil.[2]

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