Šajkaš

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Šajkaš

Шајкаш
Main street and the Orthodox Church
Main street and the Orthodox Church
Šajkaš is located in Serbia
Šajkaš
Šajkaš
Coordinates: 45°16′N 20°05′E / 45.267°N 20.083°E / 45.267; 20.083
Country Serbia
Province Vojvodina
MunicipalityTitel
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,374
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Map of the Titel municipality and Šajkaška region, showing the location of Šajkaš

Šajkaš (Serbian Cyrillic: Шајкаш) is a village located in the Titel municipality, in the South Bačka District of Serbia. It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. The village has a Serb ethnic majority and its population numbering 4,550 people (2002 census).

Name[edit]

In Serbian the village is known as Šajkaš (Шајкаш), in Croatian as Šajkaš, in Hungarian as Sajkásszentiván, and in German as Schatzdorf or Schajkasch-Sentiwan.

History[edit]

The Šajkaška district was the scene of a notorious massacre during the occupation of Bačka by the Hungarian army in January 1942. This cost almost 900 lives. The German minority left the village in 1944.

Historical population[edit]

  • 1961: 2,825
  • 1971: 2,987
  • 1981: 3,541
  • 1991: 3,828
  • 2002: 4,848
  • 2011: 4,374

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Slobodan Ćurčić: Broj stanovnika Vojvodine (Novi Sad, 1996).

Coordinates: 45°16′N 20°05′E / 45.267°N 20.083°E / 45.267; 20.083