Bezdan

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Bezdan
Бездан
Bezdán
Village
Bezdan, Catholic Church
Bezdan, Catholic Church
Bezdan is located in Serbia
Bezdan
Bezdan
Coordinates: 45°51′N 18°56′E / 45.850°N 18.933°E / 45.850; 18.933
Country  Serbia
Province  Vojvodina
Population (2008)
 • Total 4,318
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
In the near future, there will be an Orthodox church in this place

Bezdan (Serbian: Bezdan / Бездан, Hungarian: Bezdán, Croatian: Bezdan, German: Besdan) is a village located in Bačka, Vojvodina, Serbia. It is situated in the Sombor municipality, West Bačka District. The village has a Hungarian ethnic majority and its population numbers at 5,263 people (2002 census).

History[edit]

It was first mentioned in 1305 under the name of Battyan, while in 1341 it was mentioned as Betsan. The village was destroyed during an Ottoman invasion in the 16th century. With the establishment of Habsburg rule, the village was settled by Hungarians Poles, Czechs and Germans. The first church in the village was built in 1755, and the current one was constructed in 1846.

Ethnic groups (2002 census)[edit]

Historical population[edit]

  • 1961: 6,813
  • 1971: 6,427
  • 1981: 6,085
  • 1991: 5,472
  • 2002: 5,263
  • 2008: 4,318

See also[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1944-1945_killings_in_Ba%C4%8Dka

References[edit]

  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°51′N 18°56′E / 45.850°N 18.933°E / 45.850; 18.933