Vojvoda Stepa

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Vojvoda Stepa
Војвода Степа
Village
The Orthodox Church
The Orthodox Church
Coat of arms of Vojvoda Stepa
Coat of arms
Vojvoda Stepa is located in Serbia
Vojvoda Stepa
Vojvoda Stepa
Location of Vojvoda Stepa within Serbia
Vojvoda Stepa is located in Vojvodina
Vojvoda Stepa
Vojvoda Stepa
Location of Vojvoda Stepa within Vojvodina
Coordinates: 45°40′31″N 20°39′09″E / 45.67528°N 20.65250°E / 45.67528; 20.65250Coordinates: 45°40′31″N 20°39′09″E / 45.67528°N 20.65250°E / 45.67528; 20.65250
Country  Serbia
Province  Vojvodina
District Central Banat
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Vojvoda Stepa 1,412
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23219
Area code(s) +381(0)23
Car plates ZR
Map of Nova Crnja municipality, showing the location of Vojvoda Stepa

Vojvoda Stepa (Serbian Cyrillic: Војвода Степа) is a village in Serbia. It is situated in the Nova Crnja municipality, in the Central Banat District, Vojvodina province. The population of the village numbering 1,720 people (2002 census), of whom majority are ethnic Serbs.

Name[edit]

In Serbian, the village is known as Vojvoda Stepa (Војвода Степа), and in Hungarian as Leónamajor. It is named after Serbian vojvoda Stepa Stepanović.

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1923 and was settled by colonists who originated from various parts of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Montenegro, Herzegovina, Lika, etc.). Many of the colonists were soldiers of the Serbian army. First name of the village was Leonovac (Леоновац), named after the daughter of Count Csekonics who had estate in the area where the village was founded.

Ethnic groups (2002 census)[edit]

Historical population[edit]

  • 1948: 2,832
  • 1953: 3,076
  • 1961: 2,857
  • 1971: 2,518
  • 1981: 2,032
  • 1991: 1,827
  • 2002: 1,720
  • 2011: 1,412

Culture[edit]

Coat of arms[edit]

The Coat of arms of Vojvoda Stepa was adopted on August 6, 2003. The Coat of arms was designed by Rade Pavlović and Nenad Jovanović. It depicts Basil of Ostrog holding the flag of Banat, and Stepa Stepanović holding a regimental flag of the Army of the Kingdom of Serbia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.

External links[edit]