Mali Iđoš

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Not to be confused with Iđoš.
Mali Iđoš
Мали Иђош
Kishegyes
Village
Church of Saint Anne in Mali Iđoš
Church of Saint Anne in Mali Iđoš
Coat of arms of Mali Iđoš
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Mali Iđoš within Serbia
Location of the municipality of Mali Iđoš within Serbia
Coordinates: 45°42′25″N 19°39′52″E / 45.70694°N 19.66444°E / 45.70694; 19.66444Coordinates: 45°42′25″N 19°39′52″E / 45.70694°N 19.66444°E / 45.70694; 19.66444
Country Serbia
Province Vojvodina
District North Bačka
Settlements 3
Government
 • Mayor Csóré Róbert
Area[1]
 • Municipality 175 km2 (68 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Town 4,830
 • Municipality 11,926
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 24321
Area code +381 24
Car plates SU
Map of Mali Iđoš municipality
Ethnic map of the Mali Iđoš municipality

Mali Iđoš (Serbian and Montenegrin Cyrillic: Мали Иђош, pronounced [mâːliː îdʑoʃ]; Hungarian: Kishegyes, pronounced [ˈkiʃhɛɟɛʃ]) is a village and municipality in the North Bačka District of Vojvodina, Serbia. The municipality comprises three local communities and has a population of 12,031, of whom 6,486 (53.91%) are ethnic Hungarians, 2,388 are Serbs (19.85%) and 1,956 are Montenegrins (16.26%). Mali Iđoš village has a population of 4,830.

Name[edit]

The first part of the name of the village, "mali" ("little" in English), was given in contrast to the village with similar name (Iđoš), which is situated in northern Banat.

Inhabited places[edit]

Mali Iđoš municipality includes the following villages:

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the total population of the Mali Iđoš municipality is 12,031. By ethnic structure:[3]

By language:

By religion:

Local communities with a Hungarian majority are Mali Iđoš and Feketić. There is one local community with a Montenegrin majority: Lovćenac.

History[edit]

The name of Kishegyes was first mentioned in historical documents in 1476. The village became totally destroyed under Turkish occupation in the 16th century. It was repopulated in 1769 by 81 Roman Catholic Hungarian families from Békésszentandrás. The region is extremely well suited for agriculture and the village increased in wealth and population until the 1980s. In the 1990s the local economy was ruined and young people began to emigrate to Hungary. Today the rate of unemployment is appr. 30 percent, and the Agricultural Cooperative and the Commercial Company went bankrupt. After the end of the civil war in Croatia and Bosnia (1995–96) Serbian refugees arrived to Mali Iđoš (Kishegyes). There are no ethnic tensions between native Hungarians and the Serbian refugees.

Historical population of the village[edit]

  • 1961: 6,860
  • 1971: 6,603
  • 1981: 6,271
  • 1991: 5,803
  • 2002: 5,464
  • 2011: 4,830

Sights[edit]

The oldest building in Mali Iđoš is the baroque Roman Catholic Church of St. Anne (1788) on the Main Street. There is an old Calvary, the obelisk of the Battle of Kishegyes and the ruins of the Pecze Mansion. The natural attractions are the River Krivaja and the imposing loessal walls of the Hills of Telečka.

Famous people[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Mali Iđoš is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of Serbia. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements". Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  3. ^ "Population by ethnicity – Mali Iđoš". Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS). Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Le Noyau : Istvan Dudas (T3) - ROCCM
  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.

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