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Municipality and Town
The new Orthodox Church.
The new Orthodox Church.
Sečanj is located in Serbia
Location of Sečanj within Serbia
Sečanj is located in Vojvodina
Location of Sečanj within Vojvodina
Coordinates: 45°22′00″N 20°46′21″E / 45.36667°N 20.77250°E / 45.36667; 20.77250Coordinates: 45°22′00″N 20°46′21″E / 45.36667°N 20.77250°E / 45.36667; 20.77250
Country Serbia
Province Vojvodina
District Central Banat
 • Mayor Predrag Milošević
 • Sečanj 523 km2 (201.9 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Sečanj 2,373
 • Metro 13,267
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23240
Area code(s) +381(0)23
Car plates ZR
Map of Sečanj municipality
Old houses.
Filling-station in the village

Sečanj (Serbian Cyrillic: Сечањ) is a village and municipality in Central Banat District of Vojvodina, Serbia. The village has a population of 2,373, while the Sečanj municipality has 13,267 inhabitants.[1]


"Sečanj" is a Slavic name for the first month in the calendar year. The Serbian Ekavian variant of this name was eventually replaced with the new word "Januar" (corresponding to the common months as known in Western European cultures), while the Croatian Ijekavian variant "Siječanj" remains in use in Croatia.

In Serbian, the village is known as Сечањ or Sečanj, in Hungarian as Szécsány or Torontálszécsány, in German as Setschan or Petersheim, in Croatian as Sečanj, and in Romanian as Seceani.

Serbian, Hungarian, and Romanian language are officially used by municipal authorities.

Historical population of the village[edit]

  • 1837: 1,489
  • 1900: 2,596
  • 1961: 2,829
  • 1971: 2,906
  • 1981: 2,718
  • 1991: 2,688
  • 2002: 2,647
  • 2011: 2,104

Inhabited places[edit]

The Sečanj municipality includes the town of Jaša Tomić and the following villages:

Ethnic groups (2011 census)[edit]

According to the 2011 census Sečanj municipality had 13,267 inhabitants, including:[1]

The settlements with Serb ethnic majority are: Sečanj, Banatska Dubica, Boka, Jarkovac, Jaša Tomić, Krajišnik, and Sutjeska. The settlement with Hungarian ethnic majority is Busenje. Ethnically mixed settlements with relative Serb majority are: Konak, Neuzina and Šurjan.


  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
  1. ^ a b "Population by ethnicity – Sečanj". Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS). Retrieved 4 March 2013. 

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