Zmajevo

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Zmajevo
Змајево
Village
The Orthodox church.
The Orthodox church.
Zmajevo is located in Serbia
Zmajevo
Zmajevo
Coordinates: 45°27′N 19°41′E / 45.450°N 19.683°E / 45.450; 19.683
Country  Serbia
Province  Vojvodina
Population (2002)
 • Total 4,361
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Zmajevo (Serbian Cyrillic: Змајево) is a village in Serbia. It is situated in the Vrbas municipality, in the South Bačka District, Vojvodina province. The village has a Serb ethnic majority and its population numbering 4,361 people (2002 census). It has beautiful lakes that are full of carp (Zmajevacka jezera), a very big hunting ground with a lot of wild animals. Anglers from all over Serbia come to Zmajevo to fish the most beautiful carp in Vojvodina.

Name[edit]

In Serbian, the village is known as Zmajevo (Змајево), in German as Alt-Keer or Altker, and in Hungarian as Ókér. Older Serbian names of the village were: Pašićevo (Пашићево), Stari Ker (Стари Кер), Ker (Кер), and Bačka Dobra (Бачка Добра). The current name, Zmajevo, derived from nickname of Serbian poet Jovan Jovanović Zmaj.

History[edit]

It was recorded first in 1267. During Ottoman rule (16th-17th century), the village of Ker was populated by Serbs. Germans settled in the village in 1787, but after World War II, as a consequence of the war events, the German population (approximately 2,500 people) fled from the village.

Ethnic groups (2002 census)[edit]

Historical population[edit]

  • 1961: 5,212
  • 1971: 4,859
  • 1981: 4,773
  • 1991: 4,548
  • 2002: 4,361

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 45°27′N 19°41′E / 45.450°N 19.683°E / 45.450; 19.683