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Town and municipality
The new Orthodox Church
The new Orthodox Church
Location of Sečanj within Serbia
Location of Sečanj within Serbia
Coordinates: 45°22′00″N 20°46′21″E / 45.36667°N 20.77250°E / 45.36667; 20.77250Coordinates: 45°22′00″N 20°46′21″E / 45.36667°N 20.77250°E / 45.36667; 20.77250
Country  Serbia
Province Vojvodina
District Central Banat
 • Mayor Predrag Milošević
 • Total 523 km2 (201.9 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • borough 2,373
 • Municipality 13,267
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23240
Area code(s) +381(0)23
Car plates ZR

Sečanj (Serbian Cyrillic: Сечањ) is a town located in the Central Banat District of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. The town itself has a population of 2,373, while the Sečanj municipality has 13,267 inhabitants.


"Sečanj" is a Slavic name for the first month in the calendar year. The Serbian Ekavian variant of this name was eventually replaced with the new word "Januar" (corresponding to the common months as known in Western European cultures), while the Croatian Ijekavian variant "Siječanj" remains in use in Croatia.

In Serbian, it is known as Сечањ or Sečanj, in Hungarian as Szécsány or Torontálszécsány, in German as Setschan or Petersheim, in Croatian as Sečanj, and in Romanian as Seceani.

Serbian, Hungarian, and Romanian language are officially used by municipal authorities.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1948 25,684 —    
1953 26,110 +1.7%
1961 25,519 −2.3%
1971 21,938 −14.0%
1981 19,501 −11.1%
1991 18,438 −5.5%
2002 16,377 −11.2%
2011 13,267 −19.0%

Ethnic composition[edit]

The settlements with Serb ethnic majority are: Sečanj, Banatska Dubica, Boka, Jarkovac, Jaša Tomić, Krajišnik, and Sutjeska. The settlement with Hungarian ethnic majority is Busenje. Ethnically mixed settlements with relative Serb majority are: Konak, Neuzina and Šurjan.

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 9,165
Hungarians 1,691
Romani 714
Romanians 566
Romanians 566
Croats 113
Bulgarians 87
Slovaks 52
Yugoslavs 50
Macedonians 39
Germans 39
Montenegrins 24
Others 727
Total 13,267

Inhabited places[edit]

Map of Sečanj municipality

The Sečanj municipality includes also the following villages:



  1. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). Republički zavod za statistiku. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 

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