Belo Blato

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Belo Blato
Бело Блато
Biele Blato
Village
The Catholic and the Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church
The Catholic and the Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church
Belo Blato is located in Serbia
Belo Blato
Belo Blato
Location of Belo Blato within Serbia
Belo Blato is located in Vojvodina
Belo Blato
Belo Blato
Location of Belo Blato within Vojvodina
Coordinates: 45°16′13″N 20°22′18″E / 45.27028°N 20.37167°E / 45.27028; 20.37167Coordinates: 45°16′13″N 20°22′18″E / 45.27028°N 20.37167°E / 45.27028; 20.37167
Country  Serbia
Province  Vojvodina
District Central Banat
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Belo Blato 1,477
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23205
Area code(s) +381(0)23
Car plates ZR

Belo Blato (Serbian: Бело Блато or Belo Blato, Slovak: Biele Blato or Lízika, Hungarian: Nagyerzsébetlak, German: Elisenheim) is a village located in the Zrenjanin municipality, in the Central Banat District of Serbia. It is situated in the autonomous province of Vojvodina. The village is ethnically mixed and its population numbering 1,477 people (2002 census).

Name[edit]

In Serbian the village is known as Belo Blato (Бело Блато), in Slovak as Biele Blato or Lízika, in Hungarian as Nagyerzsébetlak, in Bulgarian as Бело блато (Belo blato), and in German as Elisenheim.

Ethnic groups (2002 census)[edit]

The population of the village include:

Slovaks and Hungarians in the village speak their native languages and nestle their national cultures, while Bulgarians do not have school classes in their language, which is slowly disappearing.

History[edit]

Belo Blato was settled in 1883 by Slovak people from the village of Padina (in south Banat), where Slovaks from Slovakia settled several years earlier. They left their homes because Slovak people were very oppressed from the Hungarian reign. These Slovaks were poor but very active. After few years, they built in a new village the new Evangelical church, house for priest, school for children, and mill. Soon after Slovaks, the Hungarian and Bulgarian settlers settled in Belo Blato as well. They came from neighbouring villages of Mužlja and Lukino Selo.

Historical population[edit]

  • 1961: 2,031
  • 1971: 1,841
  • 1981: 1,746
  • 1991: 1,762
  • 2002: 1,477

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