Borovo (Serbian Cyrillic: Борово), (meaning "of the pines") locally known as Borovo selo (Borovo village, to distinguish it from relatively new nearby settlement of Borovo naselje), is a village and an eponymous municipality in Vukovar-Srijem County in eastern Croatia.
The municipality is located on the Danube river, the second longest European river. The municipality has a total area of 28 km2 (10.8 sq mi). The territory of the municipality is almost completely flat, very fertile black soil. Borovo is closely related with neighboring Vukovar, to which it is physically connected. It is connected by the D519 highway to the rest of country.
Borovo Municipality has been inhabited since the Stone Age. In the younger Iron Age this region was settled by the Celts. During Roman times, several villages and the only crossing over the Danube in the empire existed in this area. Around 1540 Borovo was populated by Serbs who originated from the upper Drina and Polimlje. The Church of St Stephen the Archdeacon was built between 1761 and 1764. Place became an important regional industrial center during the existence of Yugoslavia. However, after the collapse of Yugoslavia, a large part of the local industry also collapsed. The town have one of the three Serbian radio stations in the region called Radio Borovo.
Serbian Language and Serbian Cyrillic alphabet is official language in the municipality Borovo along with the Croatian language. According to the municipal Statute, members of Serbian national minority are ensured the freedom of expression of national belonging and freedom to use their language and script in public and private use on whole territory of the Municipality of Borovo. The statute guarantees that Serbian Cyrillic alphabet will be used in the same font as Latin alphabet in text of seals and stamps, on plates of representative, executive and administrative bodies of municipality, as well as on those of legal persons with public authorities. Local councillor, or a citizen have the right to get all materials bilingul and in the same font for and from the sessions of the municipal council. According to the municipal Statute, on the entire territory of the Municipality of same font bilingual signs are used for written traffic signs and other written traffic markings, street and squares names and names of settlement and geographical localities. Equal public use of Serbian language is required on the basis of European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and relevant national laws.
The municipality assembly is composed of 15 representatives. Assembly filled in by members of the electoral lists that win more than 5% of votes. At the local elections 2013 competed following parties:
At that time, this school was the largest in Vukovar. After World War II the school's name was changed to Božidar Maslarić Elementary School. Following the Erdut Agreement, the school changed its name again in 1997 and is known simply as Elementary School Borovo. In 2006, the school was thoroughly restored by the European Union and funded by the Croatian government.