Boka (Sečanj)

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Boka
Boka
Village
The Orthodox Church
The Orthodox Church
Boka is located in Serbia
Boka
Boka
Location of Boka within Serbia
Boka is located in Vojvodina
Boka
Boka
Location of Boka within Vojvodina
Coordinates: 45°21′10″N 20°49′28″E / 45.35278°N 20.82444°E / 45.35278; 20.82444Coordinates: 45°21′10″N 20°49′28″E / 45.35278°N 20.82444°E / 45.35278; 20.82444
Country  Serbia
Province  Vojvodina
District Central Banat
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Boka 1,734
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23252
Area code(s) +381(0)23
Car plates ZR
The Annunciation Catholic Church

Boka (Serbian Cyrillic: Бока) is a village located in the Sečanj municipality, in the Central Banat District of Serbia. It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. The village has a relative Serb ethnic majority(57.32%) with large Hungarian minority(27.79%) and its population numbering 1,734 people (2002 census).

Name[edit]

In Serbian, the village is known as Boka (Бока), in Hungarian as Bóka, in German as Boka, and in Romanian as Boka.

Location[edit]

It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, just on the east-southeast from the Sečanj.

History[edit]

Historically, there were two Boka's, that later merged: Srpska Boka (Serb Boka) i Hrvatska Boka (Croat Boka).
Srpska Boka (in Hungarian sources: Szerb-Bóka) was in the neighbourhood of Sečanj, while Hrvatska Boka (in Hungarian sources: Horvát-Bóka) was located eastwards from Srpska Boka. Hrvatska Boka got its name after Croatian settlers (nobles that originated from Turopolje), that were settled there by the Diocese of Zagreb on its possessions.

Ethnic groups (2002)[edit]

  • Serbs = 994
  • Hungarians = 482
  • Croats = 83
  • Romanians = 47
  • Yugoslavs = 16

Historical population[edit]

  • 1961: 3,260
  • 1971: 2,673
  • 1981: 2,246
  • 1991: 1,992
  • 2002: 1,734

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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