Health centre in the village.
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Bački Gračac (Serbian Cyrillic: Бачки Грачац) is a village located in the Odžaci municipality, in the West Bačka District of Serbia. It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. The population of the village is 2,913 people (2002 census), of whom 2,810 are ethnic Serbs.
Old Serbian name of the village was Filipovo (Филипово). The modified versions of this Serbian name (Filipowa, Filipsdorf, Philipsdorf) were also used by Svabos/Shwoveh. Name was first recorded in the (presumably already modified) form Filipova in a document written in the time of the Hungarian King Béla III (1173–1196). Other names used for the village were: Filipovo Selo (in Serbian), Kindlingen, Sankt Philipp (in German), Szentfülöp, Szent-Fülöp (in Hungarian) and Filipovo (in Croatian).
During the Ottoman rule (16th-17th century), the village of Filipovo was mainly populated by ethnic Serbs. In 1652, there were 7 houses, and a monastery. Following the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the region became part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire. The area having been depopulated by the lengthy Turkish wars, Germans citizens from Württemberg migrated to the area at the invitation of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria-Hungary, beginning in 1763. By 1764, 20 houses were built and soon a total of 60 houses were built with a population of 75 German families; by 1801, there were 272 houses. In the beginning of the 1900s there were 535 houses in the village. In 1944 there were 5,280 Germans (known as Donauschwaben) among 5,306 inhabitants.
- 1880: 3,039
- 1910: 3,881
- 1921: 3,806
- 1961: 4,284
- 1971: 3,343
- 1981: 2,996
- 1991: 2,924
- 2002: 2,913
- 2011: 2,295
- 2014: 2.273
- Robert Zollitsch, a German prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He formerly served as Archbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau and Chairman of the German Episcopal Conference.
- Peter Kupferschmidt, a German football player.
- West Bačka District
- List of places in Serbia
- List of cities, towns and villages in Vojvodina
- Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
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