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Даљ (Serbian)[1]
Dalj is located in Croatia
Location of Dalj in Croatia
Dalj is located in Osijek-Baranja County
Location of Dalj in Osijek-Baranja County
Coordinates: 45°29′N 18°59′E / 45.483°N 18.983°E / 45.483; 18.983
Country Croatia
County Osijek-Baranja County
Municipality Erdut
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 3,937
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 31226
Area code(s) +385 31

Dalj (Hungarian: Dálya, Serbian Cyrillic: Даљ)[1] is a village on the Danube in eastern Croatia, near the confluence of the Drava and Danube, on the border with Serbia. It is connected with the D519 highway and administratively located in the municipality of Erdut, Osijek-Baranja County.

House in Dalj where Milutin Milanković was born

During the Croatian War of Independence, the village became the site of the Dalj massacre—killing of 39 prisoners of war in August 1991. The prisoners were captured as Croatian policemen, Croatian National Guard troops and Civil defencemen and killed after the Yugoslav People's Army and Serbian paramilitaries captured Dalj on 1 August. Goran Hadžić, Croatian Serb political leader at the time, is charged with the war crime.[3]

As of July 2013 Hadžić is on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The ICTY also charged Hadžić with illegal detention of hundreds of civilians in Dalj police station and a hangar near village's railway station.[4] The detainees were beaten and otherwise physically abused.[5]

In May 2013, Croatian authorities in Osijek started a trial of two Croatian Serbs charged with war crimes against Croatian civilians, including war rape of a 20-year woman, and forcing her family to watch on, committed in August 1991 in Dalj.[6][needs update]


By census 1991 in the town lived:[citation needed]




Main article: High School Dalj

High School Dalj is public high school in Dalj. School offers students the following educational programs: Economist, Commercial Officer (in Serbian), Agricultural Technician and Agricultural Technician General.

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