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The Orthodox Church
The Orthodox Church
Coat of arms of Melenci
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 45°22′35″N 20°18′03″E / 45.37639°N 20.30083°E / 45.37639; 20.30083Coordinates: 45°22′35″N 20°18′03″E / 45.37639°N 20.30083°E / 45.37639; 20.30083
DistrictCentral Banat
Elevation82 m (269 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Melenci6,737
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code23269, 23270
Area code(s)+381(0)23
Car platesZR
Abandoned windmill nearby Melenci

Melenci (Serbian Cyrillic: Меленци) is a village located in the Zrenjanin municipality, in the Central Banat District of Serbia. It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. The village has a Serb ethnic majority (93.40%) and its population numbering 6,737 people (2002 census).[1] The brackish water lake of Okanj is nearby.


In Serbian the village is known as Melenci or Меленци, in Hungarian as Melence, and in German as Melenze.

Historical population[edit]

  • 1961: 8,254
  • 1971: 8,008
  • 1981: 7,685
  • 1991: 7,270
  • 2002: 6,737
  • 2011: 5,956


FK Rusanda Melenci is the local football club. It was founded in 1925.


Rusanda Spa is located on the territory of Melenci.[2]

There is an abandoned Windmill at the road to Kikinda. It is one of the last two windmills left in Banat.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
  2. ^

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