Stara Moravica

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Stara Moravica
Стара Моравица
Bácskossuthfalva
Village
The Calvinist church.
The Calvinist church.
Map of the Bačka Topola municipality showing the location of Stara Moravica
Map of the Bačka Topola municipality showing the location of Stara Moravica
Stara Moravica is located in Serbia
Stara Moravica
Stara Moravica
Map of the Bačka Topola municipality showing the location of Stara Moravica
Coordinates: 45°52′8″N 19°27′58″E / 45.86889°N 19.46611°E / 45.86889; 19.46611
Country  Serbia
Province  Vojvodina
Area
 • Total 34.1 sq mi (88.3 km2)
Population (2002)
 • Total 5,699
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Stara Moravica (Serbian Cyrillic: Стара Моравица, Hungarian: Bácskossuthfalva or Ómoravica, German: Alt-Morawitza; STAR mor-ə-VEE-kə) is a village located in the Bačka Topola municipality, in the North Bačka District of Serbia. It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. The village has a Hungarian ethnic majority and its population numbering 5,699 people (2002 census).

Etymology[edit]

The name literally means "Old Moravica" in Serbian language. Name "Moravica" itself is a Slavic name that means "little sea" (deriving from Slavic word "more" - "sea" in English), and it is usually used to designate rivers.

History[edit]

Between 1782 and 1786, Hungarians settled in Stara Moravica.

Geography[edit]

It is situated halfway between Belgrade and Budapest in a geographical region of Bačka.

Map coordinates: 45°52′8″N 19°27′58″E / 45.86889°N 19.46611°E / 45.86889; 19.46611.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Stara Moravica
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 36
(2)
40
(4)
51
(11)
60
(16)
70
(21)
75
(24)
79
(26)
79
(26)
73
(23)
61
(16)
46
(8)
38
(3)
59
(15)
Average low °F (°C) 26
(−3)
28
(−2)
34
(2)
43
(6)
52
(11)
58
(14)
60
(16)
60
(16)
54
(12)
44
(7)
35
(2)
29
(−2)
44
(6.6)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.1
(28)
1.1
(28)
1.1
(28)
1.61
(41)
2.09
(53)
2.72
(69)
2.09
(53)
1.97
(50)
1.5
(38)
1.3
(33)
1.69
(43)
1.61
(41)
19.88
(505)
Source: [1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1931 8,034 —    
1948 6,919 −13.9%
1953 6,682 −3.4%
1961 6,904 +3.3%
1971 6,737 −2.4%
1981 6,449 −4.3%
1991 6,266 −2.8%
2002 5,699 −9.0%
2011 5,013 −12.0%
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Ethnic makeup of Stara Moravica in 2002.

  Hungarian (84.13%)
  Serbian (8.86%)
  Croat (1.17%)
  Yugoslav (.94%)
  Romani (.63%)
  Other (4.27%)

Stara Moravica had a population of 5,699 in 2002. The village has been declining in population since the 1960s. In 1991, there were 6,266 people, 5,576 Hungarians, 278 Serbs, and 412 persons of other ethnicities.[2] However, by 2002, the population had decreased to 5,699, with 4,975 Hungarians, 505 Serbs, and 219 persons of other ethnicities.[2]

Religion[edit]

Calvinist church.

Stara Moravica has two churches: one Catholic and one Calvinist Protestant.[2]

Culture[edit]

The village celebrates several festivals throughout the year: the annual Village Fair in May, the Beer Festival in August, the Grape Picking Festival in September, the Fall Harvest Festival in October, the Honey Festival in November, and the Village Celebration in December.[3]

There is an artist colony in Stara Moravica that attracts artists from all over the world for a few weeks. In addition, the village has one of the largest art collections in the Vojvodina province and has a Cultural House.[3]

The Catholic church.

In popular culture[edit]

Stara Moravica was featured on the HGTV series House Hunters International Renovation.[4][5]

See also[edit]

The Stara Moravica World War II memorial.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stara Moravica Serbia|What". Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bácskossuthfalva". Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Stara Moravica Serbia | What". www.staramoravicaserbia.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Stara Moravica Country Villa - Houses for Rent in Stara Moravica". Airbnb. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  5. ^ "Stara Moravica Serbia | Who". www.staramoravicaserbia.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.

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