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Debrc is located in Serbia
Coordinates: 44°37′14″N 19°54′07″E / 44.62056°N 19.90194°E / 44.62056; 19.90194
Country  Serbia
District Mačva
Municipality Vladimirci
Elevation-above sea level 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 858
  Total listed population
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15214
Area code(s) +381 15
Vehicle registration plate ŠA

Debrc (Serbian Cyrillic: Дебрц) is a former town, today a village, located in the Vladimirci municipality in Mačva District of Serbia. According to the census from 2011 there were 858 people listed in the village (according to the previous censuses number of inhabitants was somewhat larger: 875 in 2002, and 890 in 1991).


Name of the settlement originates from the Middle Ages, when a castle of Serb king Stefan Dragutin was located in this settlement. In Hungarian language, the settlement was known as Debrecen. There is also a city in Hungary with same name (see: Debrecen) and names of both places are of Slavic origin.


Main articles: Stefan Dragutin and Mačva
Kingdom of Syrmia centered in Debrc, 13th century.

During the rule of Serb king Stephen Dragutin (end of the 13th century) Debrc at one time was the capital of Serb Kingdom of Syrmia (1276–1283).

After the injury during the hunt Stefan Dragutin, who was a king of Serbia, was forced to give up the throne in Serbian Parliament in Deževo, but retained control over the northern parts of the country. Since his son Stephen Vladislav II married the niece of Hungarian king Andrew II, Dragutin was given as a hereditary possession of Mačva, Belgrade, Usora, Soli and the area south of Belgrade. His new state was called the Kingdom of Srem (Kingdom of Syrmia) because of which Dragutin is known in history as the King of Srem (King of Syrmia). Dragutin's first capital was Debrc.

After Kingdom of Syrmia ceased to exist, this area became disputed between Serbian states and the Kingdom of Hungary. Debrc was part of several Serbian states (the Serbian empire, the State of Nikola Altomanović, the Moravian Serbia, and the Serbian Despotate), before been conquered by the Ottoman Empire. In 1718-1739, it was part of the Habsburg Kingdom of Serbia, but was again conquered by the Ottomans in 1739. Since 1804, Debrc is part of modern Serbian state.


The community Debrc is one of the largest and most important in the municipality of Vladimirci. In this community there are many significant infrastructure facilities for the life of its citizens, such as: Local office, health center with pharmacy, eight-year school with a gymnasium and a modern library, nursery, veterinary stations, etc.

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Coordinates: 44°37′N 19°54′E / 44.617°N 19.900°E / 44.617; 19.900