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View of the church in Bukovac from a hill
View of the church in Bukovac from a hill
Bukovac is located in Serbia
Location in Serbia
Coordinates: 45°11′28″N 19°53′41″E / 45.19111°N 19.89472°E / 45.19111; 19.89472Coordinates: 45°11′28″N 19°53′41″E / 45.19111°N 19.89472°E / 45.19111; 19.89472
Country  Serbia
District South Bačka
Municipality Petrovaradin
Population 3,936[1]
Time zone UTC+1
Area code(s) + 381(0)21

Bukovac (Cyrillic: Буковац) is a village in Serbia. It is situated in the Petrovaradin urban municipality (one of two municipalities of the City of Novi Sad), in the Vojvodina province. The village has a Serb ethnic majority and its population is 3,936 (2011 census).[1]

The name[edit]

The name Bukovac is thought to be derived from bukva ('beech'). The legend says that when the first settlers settled where now village's center is, there was an old beech so they named the place Bukovac upon that tree.


The village is situated on the foothils of Fruška Gora mountain, and it is part of the metropolitan area of Novi Sad Around 9 kilometers from Novi Sad city center. Bukovački potok (Bukovac Stream) flows through Bukovac.

History, culture and education[edit]

Illyrian tumuli and necropolis have been unearthed in Bukovac, which was founded during the Ottoman rule in the 16th century by Serb settlers.

There is a Serbian Orthodox church dating from 1808. There is one elementary school (grades 1-8) and kindergarten.

Historical population[edit]

  • 1961: 1,329
  • 1971: 2,012
  • 1981: 2,641
  • 1991: 3,040
  • 2002: 3,595
  • 2011: 3,936[1]

Famous people[edit]

See also[edit]


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