Bački Breg

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Bački Breg
Бачки Брег
Bereg
Village
Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.
Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.
Bački Breg is located in Serbia
Bački Breg
Bački Breg
Coordinates: 45°55′N 18°56′E / 45.917°N 18.933°E / 45.917; 18.933
Country  Serbia
Province  Vojvodina
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,388
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Bački Breg (Serbian Cyrillic: Бачки Брег, Hungarian: Béreg) is a village located in the Sombor municipality, in the West Bačka District of Serbia. It is situated in the autonomous province of Vojvodina. The village has a Croat (Šokac) ethnic majority and its population numbering 1,388 people (2002 census).

Bački Breg is in the very northwest of Serbia, on an important highway linking Serbia and Hungary together. The Hungarian town across the border is Hercegszántó.

Name[edit]

In Serbian the village is known as Bački Breg or Бачки Брег, in Croatian as Bereg (since 2009)[1] or Bački Breg (before 2009), in Hungarian as Béreg, and in German as Bereg.

History[edit]

It was first mentioned in 1319. In 1620, the village was settled by Šokci who originating from Klis near Split. The first church in the village was founded in 1740. In the 18th century, Germans and Hungarians settled here as well.

Ethnic groups (2002 census)[edit]

Historical population[edit]

  • 1961: 2,045
  • 1971: 2,006
  • 1981: 1,770
  • 1991: 1,585

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
  1. ^ (in Croatian) Radio Subotica Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine. Tradicijski nazivi naselja vraćaju mještanima osjećaj sigurnosti, Nov 20, 2009, accessed Nov 23, 2009

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°55′N 18°56′E / 45.917°N 18.933°E / 45.917; 18.933