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Novi Sad (Municipality,Yugoslavia [Serbia])
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History of Novi Sad
Novi Sad (Hungarian, Ujvidek; German, Neusatz) is a
town and district in Vojvodina, on the
left bank of the Danube. The town has got 178.896 inhabitants (1990
- 1237: First mention of the settlement , as Petervar, part of
Bacs County in the Kingdom of Hungary.
- 1526: Occupation and devastation by the
- 1688: Liberation from the Ottoman rule.
- 1692 & 1739: Establishment of Serbian refugees.
- 1748: Free Royal City with the new name of Neoplanta
granted by Queen Maria Theresia.
- 1848-1861: The city was part of the Serbian Vojvodina and
Banat of Temesch.
The 1910 population census yielded 33.590 inhabitants, divided as
- Census by mother language:
- Hungarian: 13.343 (39,7%)
- Serbian: 11.594 (34,5%)
- German: 5.918 (17,6%)
- Slovak: 1.453 (4,3%)
- Ruthenian: 332 (1,0%)
- Others: 950 (2,8%)
- Census by religion:
- Roman Catholic: 13.383.(39,8%)
- Greek Orthodox: 11.553 (34,4%)
- Lutheran: 3.089 (9,2%)
- Calvinist: 2.755 (8,2%)
- Jewish: 2.318 (6,9%)
- Others: 492 (1,5%)
From 1918/1920 (Declaration of Novi Sad /Treaty of Trianon) to
1941, the city was incorporated to
Yugoslavia. In 1941, the area was occupied
and annexed by Hungary. The Treaty of Paris reallocated it to
Yugoslavia in 1947.
Istvan Molnar, 8 October 2000
Flag of Novi Sad (Ujvidek) in
by Istvan Molnar
Seven unequal blue and white vertical stripes.
Source: Szell, S. Varosaink neve, cimere es