Beška

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Beška
Бешка
Village
The Orthodox church
The Orthodox church
Beška is located in Serbia
Beška
Beška
Coordinates: 45°08′N 20°04′E / 45.133°N 20.067°E / 45.133; 20.067
Country Serbia
Province Vojvodina
District Syrmia
Population (2002)
 • Total 6,239
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Building in the village.

Beška (Serbian Cyrillic: Бешка) is a village in Serbia. It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, in the region of Syrmia (Syrmia District), in Inđija municipality. The village has a Serb ethnic majority and a population numbering 6,239 people (2002 census).

History[edit]

In the archeological site of Kalakača findings of Early Bosut culture (Bosut-Basarabi) with traits of Gava culture dating to the 9th century BC[1]

It was first mentioned in 1564. During Ottoman rule (16th-17th century) the village of Beška was populated by Serbs. During Habsburg rule, ethnic Germans settled there. Following World War II in Yugoslavia, the German population fled the village, while new inhabitants mostly from Croatia settled in the village in place of the Germans.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Historical population[edit]

  • 1961: 5,378
  • 1971: 6,351
  • 1981: 6,377
  • 1991: 6,166
  • 2002: 6,239

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
  • Dr. Dušan J. Popović, Srbi u Vojvodini, knjiga 1, Novi Sad, 1990.

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Coordinates: 45°08′N 20°04′E / 45.133°N 20.067°E / 45.133; 20.067