Bobota, Croatia

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Skyline of Bobota
Bobota is located in Croatia
Bobota is located in Vukovar-Syrmia County
Coordinates: 45°23′45″N 18°51′19″E / 45.395934°N 18.855382°E / 45.395934; 18.855382
Country  Croatia
County Vukovar-Srijem
Municipality Trpinja
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,540
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 32 225 Bobota
Vehicle registration VU

Bobota (Serbian Cyrillic: Бобота)[2] is a village in the municipality of Trpinja in Vukovar-Syrmia County, Croatia. The population is 1,540.[1]


Villages Trpinja, Bobota and Vera share common legend about origin of their names. According to legend ancestors of today's inhabitants of villages who settled in Great Serb Migrations under Arsenije III Čarnojević were called Bobe. They were fleeing from Ottoman Empire conquest to preserve their faith. Therefore was formed local phrase which says Bobe suffer for faith or in Serbian Bobe trpiše za veru. From word Bobe was created name Bobota, from word suffer (Serbian:trpiti) was created name Trpinja and from word faith (Serbian:vera) was created name of village Vera.[3]


Bobota is, with Trpinja, the largest settlement in Trpinja municipality. Bobota is surrounded by a villages Pačetin on south, Ćelije on west, Vera on the north and Trpinja, Lipovača and Bršadin on the east. Agricultural land and forests are the main characteristics of the surrounding area.


The earliest historical record of Bobota dates from 1269.[4] Based on data from 1366 it could be viewd that the place is inhabited by Orthodox Serbs.[4]


population 1857.-2001.[5]
Major ethnic group in Bobota are Serbs.


A large proportion of the population are employed in agriculture.


In the village there are eight-year elementary school and kindergarten.

Associations and Institutions[edit]

In the village exist a volunteer fire department Bobota.[6]

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Coordinates: 45°25′19″N 18°51′22″E / 45.42194°N 18.85611°E / 45.42194; 18.85611