Sakar, Mali Zvornik

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Location of the Mali Zvornik municipality in Serbia

Sakar (Сакар) is a small village next to Mali Zvornik in the Mačva District of Serbia. It has a population of 504 people. The village is on Lake Zvornik (Зворнико језеро). It is near a hydroelectric power station.

History[edit]

There were only two Muslim villages on the right side of the Drina river in 1862: Mali Zvonrik and Sakar. Sakar came under the administration of the Principality of Serbia when it became internationally recognized as a condition of the Treaty of Berlin. After this event, Serbian families began to move into the village. The nearby hydroelectric power station was completed in 1954, and the resulting inundation of farmland depleted the traditional Muslim population of the village.

Historical population[edit]

  • 1948: 451
  • 1953: 423
  • 1961: 499
  • 1971: 508
  • 1981: 587
  • 1991: 633
  • 2002: 504[1]

Ethnic groups in Sakar (2002)[edit]

Nationality Number %
Serbs 320 63.49
Muslims 120 23.80
Bosniaks 56 11.11
Yugoslavs 4 0.79
Unknown/Others 4 0.79[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ in Serbian Књига 9, Становништво, упоредни преглед броја становника 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002, подаци по насељима, Републички завод за статистику, Београд, мај 2004, ISBN 86-84433-14-9
  2. ^ (In Serbian) Књига 1, Становништво, национална или етничка припадност, подаци по насељима, Републички завод за статистику, Београд, фебруар 2003, ISBN 86-84433-00-9

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 44°22′N 19°08′E / 44.367°N 19.133°E / 44.367; 19.133