The municipality is located on the Danube river, the second longest European river after the Volga. The municipality has a total area of 28 km2 (10.8 sq mi). The territory of the municipality is almost completely flat, very fertile black soil. Borovo is very closely related with the neighboring Vukovar with which it is physically connected. It is connected by the D519 highway to the rest of country.
Borovo Municipality has been inhabited since the Stone Age. In the younger Iron Age this region was settled by the Celts. During Roman times, several villages and the only crossing over the Danube in the empire existed in this area. Around 1540 Borovo was populated by Serbs who originated from the upper Drina and Polimlje.Church of Saint Stephen the Archdeacon was built between 1761 and 1764. Place became an important regional industrial center during the existence of Yugoslavia. However, after the collapse of Yugoslavia, a large part of the local industry also collapsed. The town have one of the three Serbian radio stations in the region called Radio Borovo. In 1991, Borovo was briefly in the spotlight as the site of the Borovo Selo killings.
The municipality assembly is composed of 15 representatives. Assembly filled in by members of the electoral lists that win more than 5% of votes. At the local elections 2013 competed following parties:
Elementary School in Borovo began with teaching assignments in 1853. 1936 was officially open the new building of State Folk School of "Knight King Alexander First Unifier". At that time school was the largest school in Vukovar district. After World War II school changed name into Elementary School "Božidar Maslarić". In the 1970s, school life has built several new facilities. After Erdut Agreement school has changed its name again in 1997 and today is called Elementary School Borovo. In 2006 school was thoroughly restored by the European Union and the Croatian government funds and school park is governed.
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^Izvješće o provođenju ustavnog zakona o pravima nacionalnih manjina i o utošku sredstava osiguranih u državnom proračunu Republike Hrvatske za 2008. godinu za potrebe nacionalnih manjina, Zagreb, 2009.