Evangelical Church in Bački Petrovac
Location of Bački Petrovac within Serbia
|• Mayor||Srďan Simiť|
|• Town||63.84 km2 (24.65 sq mi)|
|• Municipality||158.35 km2 (61.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||86 m (282 ft)|
|• Town density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|• Municipality density||85/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Bački Petrovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Бачки Петровац, Slovak: Báčsky Petrovec; "Bačka Petrovac") is a town and municipality located in the South Bačka District of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. The town has a population of 7,452, while Bački Petrovac municipality has 13,418 inhabitants.
Bački Petrovac is 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.
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.
According to the 2011 census results, the municipality has 13,418 inhabitants.
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:
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):
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||390|
|Distribution of power, gas and water||5|
|Distribution of water and water waste management||54|
|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|
|Healthcare and social work||154|
|Art, leisure and recreation||14|
Twin towns — Sister cities
Bački Petrovac is twinned with:
- Babušnica, Serbia
- Martin, Slovakia
- Nitra, Slovakia
- Ružomberok, Slovakia
- Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia
- Vukovar, Croatia
- Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
- "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia: Comparative Overview of the Number of Population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011, Data by settlements" (PDF). Statistical Office of Republic Of Serbia, Belgrade. 2014. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
- "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.
- "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- 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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