Popovac

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Popovac
Municipality
Skyline of Popovac
Popovac municipality within Osijek-Baranja County
Popovac municipality within Osijek-Baranja County
Popovac is located in Osijek-Baranja County
Popovac
Popovac
Popovac is located in Croatia
Popovac
Popovac
Location of Popovac in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°48′33.12″N 18°39′29.88″E / 45.8092000°N 18.6583000°E / 45.8092000; 18.6583000
Country  Croatia
Region Baranya (Podunavlje)
County Zastava Osječko-baranjske županije.png Osijek-Baranja
Government
 • Mayor Zoran Kontak
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,084
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)

Popovac is a village and municipality in Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia. There are 2,084 inhabitants in the municipality (2011 census).

Name[edit]

Its name derived from the Slavic word "pop" ("priest" in English). In Hungarian, the village is known as Baranyabán.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011, ethnic groups in the municipality are:[2]

Before World War II, almost 70% of the population of Popovac was made up of Danube Swabians. In November 1944, virtually the entire German population of the village was evacuated. They settled permanently in Göttingen.[3]

Geography[edit]

Popovac is situated between border with Hungary in the north-west, municipality of Draž in the north-east, municipality of Kneževi Vinogradi in the south-east, and municipality of Beli Manastir in the south-west.

The municipality of Popovac includes the following settlements:[1]

History[edit]

The oldest known name of this place was "Antianae", which dating from the time of the Romans. In the 6th century, this area was settled by Slavs, who founded a village named "Ban".

Other[edit]

Popovac Elementary School

There is an elementary school in Popovac with 169 students and teaching staff of 23.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Popovac". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Population by Ethnicity, by Towns/Municipalities, 2011 Census: County of Osijek-Baranja". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ "'Folksdojčeri odavno obilaze naša imanja'". Večernji list (in Croatian). 2 December 2005. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.os-popovac.skole.hr/skola

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