|Municipality of Erdut
|• Municipal mayor||Jovan Jelić|
|• Total||158 km2 (61 sq mi)|
|Elevation||158 m (518 ft)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal codes||31204 Bijelo Brdo
Erdut[pronunciation?] is a village in eastern Croatia, located some 37 km east of the major city of Osijek, lying on the border with neighbouring Serbia. The village of Erdut administratively belongs to the eponymous municipality, which also contains three other villages - Aljmaš, Bijelo Brdo and Dalj. The municipality is part of the Osijek-Baranja County in eastern Slavonia.
- 1 Name and languages
- 2 Geography
- 3 History
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Politics
- 6 Economy
- 7 Culture
- 8 Notable natives and residents
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Name and languages
The municipality have total area of 158 km2 (61 sq mi) and is the largest member municipality of Joint Council of Municipalities. River Drava (5.6 km) and Danube (34.825 km) flows through the municipality. The territory of the municipality is completely flat very fertile black soil. The elevation of the village of Erdut is 158 m. Municipality of Erdut include following settlements: It is connected by D213 road (Croatia) with rest of country.
There are 4 villages in municipality:
The settlement was first mentioned in 1335 under the Hungarian name Erdöd and then as a city in 1472.
Erdut During the 1991 War
When Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, eastern Slavonia was soon overrun by the Yugoslav National Army and Serb paramilitaries, led by the notorious warlord, Željko Ražnatović known by the name Arkan. The battle for Erdut quickly ended that summer as the entire Croatian population was expelled or killed along with other minorities including Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Ruthenians and Ukrainians in an act of ethnic cleansing. Their homes were soon occupied by other Serbs. Many buildings and homes were destroyed, including the Roman Catholic Church.
Arkan soon set up a training camp for his Serb Volunteer Guard in Erdut, which became headquarters until the end of the war, when Croatian forces recaptured most of the land occupied by the Serb rebels.
On November 12, 1995, officials signed what is commonly called the Erdut Agreement in which the part of eastern Slavonia still occupied by Serbs would be integrated back into Croatia, gradually allowing some of the exiled refugees to return to their homes. This agreement was the basis for the establishment of Joint Council of Municipalities. Erdut has been under Croatian control since 1998.
of Erdut municipality
|Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, DZS, Zagreb, 2005|
The municipality population is 7,308 (census 2011), with 805 people in Erdut itself, 3,937 in Dalj, 1,961 in Bijelo Brdo and 605 in Aljmaš. The majority of the population of municipality are Serbs (55%). Other ethnic groups are Croats (38%) and Hungarians (5%).
The municipality assembly is composed of 13 representatives. As of 2009, the member parties/lists are:
|Party||Number of votes||Number of seats|
|Independent Democratic Serb Party||1.688||8|
|Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja||843||4|
|Croatian Democratic Union||380||1|
|Croatian Peasant Party||157||0|
|Social Democratic Party of Croatia||149||0|
|Independent list-Stevo Vujaklija||129||0|
|Independent list-Mijo Nemet||67||0|
||This section is written like a travel guide rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. (March 2014)|
Points of Interest
Notable natives and residents
- Milutin Milanković, born in Dalj
- Anton Tittjung, WWII concentration camp guard, who was stripped of his U.S. citizenship for his wartime activities.
- Erdut Agreement
- Osijek-Baranja County
- Joint Council of Municipalities
- Cultural and Scientific Center "Milutin Milanković"
- High School Dalj
- "Erdut | Općina Erdut". Opcina-erdut.hr. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
- 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.
- "Povrsina, stanovnistvo, naseljenost" (PDF). Opcina-erdut.hr. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
- "Transcript". Slobodan-milosevic.org. 2004-01-13. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
- The New York Times; May 10, 1992
- "Peace Agreements Digital Collection" (PDF). Usip.org. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
- "The Thorny Issue of Ethnic Autonomy in Croatia" (PDF). Ecmi.de. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
- "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Erdut". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Osijek-Baranja". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
- "Informacija o rezultatima izbora članova predstavničkih tijela jedinica lokalne i područne (regionalne) samouprave" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-04-03.
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- "Zakon O Podrucjima Posebne Drzavne Skrbi" (PDF). Pravo.unizg.hr. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
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- Official website (Croatian)