Bački Gračac

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Bački Gračac
Бачки Грачац
Village
Health centre in the village.
Health centre in the village.
Bački Gračac is located in Serbia
Bački Gračac
Bački Gračac
Coordinates: 45°33′N 19°19′E / 45.550°N 19.317°E / 45.550; 19.317
Country  Serbia
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,295
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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.

Name[edit]

Old house,In this place would stay the future Orthodox church[citation needed].

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).

History[edit]

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[citation needed].

Historical population[edit]

  • 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

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°33′N 19°19′E / 45.550°N 19.317°E / 45.550; 19.317