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Bački Petrovac

Coordinates: 45°21′38″N 19°35′30″E / 45.36056°N 19.59167°E / 45.36056; 19.59167
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Bački Petrovac
Бачки Петровац (Serbian)
Báčsky Petrovec (Slovak)
Bački Petrovac
Coat of arms of Bački Petrovac
Location of Bački Petrovac within Serbia
Location of Bački Petrovac within Serbia
Coordinates: 45°21′38″N 19°35′30″E / 45.36056°N 19.59167°E / 45.36056; 19.59167
Country Serbia
Province Vojvodina
DistrictSouth Bačka
 • MayorJasna Šproh (SNS)
 • Town63.84 km2 (24.65 sq mi)
 • Municipality158.35 km2 (61.14 sq mi)
86 m (282 ft)
 (2022 census)[1]
 • Town
 • Town density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code+381(0)21
Car platesNS

Bački Petrovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Бачки Петровац; Slovak: Báčsky Petrovec; Hungarian: Petrőc) is a town and municipality located in the South Bačka District of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. The town has a population of 5,227, while the municipality has 11,512 inhabitants.[2]


In Serbian Cyrillic the town is known as Бачки Петровац, in Serbian Latin as Bački Petrovac, in Slovak as Petrovec or Báčsky Petrovec, in Hungarian as Petrőc, and in German as Petrovacz.

Bački Petrovac is the economical, cultural and administrative center of the municipality. It is a settlement of a town character, while the other three are villages of Pannonian type.


Being in south Bačka which according to special climatic and other conditions is one of the most fertile parts of Serbia, very suitable for settling down, here in this region people made their settlements very early. The first written records about Petrovac appears in the 13th century when Petrovac is mentioned as a church parish belonging to Bač County. Later that name is changed into Petrovac. Its first inhabitants were the Hungarians and Serbs. In the first half of the 18th century (1745) the Slovaks settled here. Since then Petrovac developed so that it represents cultural, economic, clerical and political center of the Slovaks in this region.

Inhabited places[edit]

Map of Bački Petrovac municipality

Bački Petrovac municipality includes the town of Bački Petrovac and the following villages:

Note: for the places with Slovak majority, the names are also given in Slovak.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Source: [3][2]

According to the 2022 census results, the municipality has 11,512 inhabitants.[2]

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic Slovaks form a majority of the population in the municipality. Settlements with Slovak majorities are: Bački Petrovac (Slovak: Báčsky Petrovec), Gložan (Slovak: Hložany), and Kulpin (Slovak: Kulpín). There is one settlement with a Serb majority: Maglić. The town is located in southern Bačka (hence the name), some 25 km northwest of Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina. It is the cultural center of Slovaks in the province, and other places in the eponymous municipalities are also inhabited by many Slovaks.

The ethnic composition of the municipality:[2]

Ethnic group Population %
Slovaks 6,975 60.59%
Serbs 3,227 28.03%
Roma 119 1.04%
Yugoslavs 91 0.79%
Hungarians 75 0.65%
Croats 71 0.62%
Albanians 24 0.21%
Others 930 8.08%
Total 11,512


Agriculture is the most important economic activity based on the production of field crops (wheat, corn, broom weed, sugar beet, hop), cattle, breeding dud ponetry and vegetable crops. Besides agriculture there is also some industry manufacture, metal and chemical. Manufacture of wood civil engineering, printing activities, etc.

The following table gives a preview of total number of employed people per their core activity (as of 2017):[4]

Activity Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 390
Mining 1
Processing industry 1,862
Distribution of power, gas and water 5
Distribution of water and water waste management 54
Construction 138
Wholesale and retail, repair 451
Traffic, storage and communication 82
Hotels and restaurants 159
Media and telecommunications 36
Finance and insurance 17
Property stock and charter 11
Professional, scientific, innovative and technical activities 216
Administrative and other services 101
Administration and social assurance 140
Education 215
Healthcare and social work 154
Art, leisure and recreation 14
Other services 42
Total 4,090


International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Bački Petrovac is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
  1. ^ "2022 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings: Ethnicity (data by municipalities and cities)" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. April 2023. ISBN 978-86-6161-228-2. Retrieved 2023-04-30.
  2. ^ a b c d "2022 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings" (PDF). Retrieved 2023-12-07.
  3. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  4. ^ ОПШТИНЕ И РЕГИОНИ У РЕПУБЛИЦИ СРБИЈИ, 2018. (PDF). stat.gov.rs (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Retrieved 17 March 2019.

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