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Donji Tavankut (Serbian Cyrillic: Доњи Таванкут), also known simply as Tavankut (Таванкут), is a village located some 16 km west of Subotica, Serbia. It is located in the Subotica municipality, in the North Bačka District of Serbia, in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.
According to the 1991 Census, Donji Tavankut had a population of 2,710 inhabitants, including:
According to the 2002 Census, Donji Tavankut has a population of 2,631 inhabitants, including:
- Croats = 1,234 (46.90%)
- Bunjevci = 787 (29.91%)
- Serbs = 190 (7.22%)
- Yugoslavs = 137 (5.21%)
- Hungarians = 117 (4.45%)
- 1981: 2,719
- 1991: 2,710
- 2002: 2,631
Tavankut includes several relatively separate smaller communities ("kraj"), such as Čikerija (or Čekerija), Sajc (or Nemirna ravnica), Vuković Kraj, Marinkić Kraj, Zlatni Kraj, Skenderovo, Dikanovac, Kaponja (or Kapunja).
It has two railway stations (Donji Tavankut and Skenderovo) on the railroad from Subotica to Sombor (and further to Bezdan, Apatin or Erdut). It also has a primary school (”Matija Gubec”), and football (soccer) club OFK Tavankut. The main pubs/cafés in Tavankut are: Tango, Teens, Jugoslavija (closd down), and Tri muve.
In earlier times, Tavankut was known for its wine production. Recently, however, it became best known for its apples. Nowadays, growing plums, strawberries, and peaches are getting more popular.
- Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
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