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Senta (Municipality,Yugoslavia [Serbia])
Last modified: 2001-11-03 by ivan sache
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History of Senta
Senta (Hungarian, Zenta) is a town and district in
Vojvodina, close to the
Hungarian border. The town has got 22.819
inhabitants, 79% of them being Hungarians (1990 census).
- 1216: Prosperous town, as Szintarev.
- 1246: Part of the Csanad county in the
Kingdom of Hungary.
- 1506: After a war with the neighbouring city of Szeged (1475),
Free Royal City.
- 1526: After the battle of Mohacs, destruction by the
- XVIth century: Building of a Turkish fort and a Serbian
village. Ottoman rule.
- 1697 (27 September); Battle of Zenta. Eugene of Savoy defeated
the Ottoman army.
- 1699: Reallocated to Hungary by the treaty of Karlowitz.
- 1751. Most Serbians settlers moved to Ukraine
- 1785: Ukrainian Cossacks migrated to Senta.
- 1850-1861: After the defeat of the
Hungarian Independence War (1848-1849),
allocated to a new province (Governorate of Temes and Serbian
- 1910: Town in Bacs-Bodrog County of the Kingdom of Hungary.
The 1910 population census yielded 29.666 inhabitants, divided as
- Census by mother language:
- Hungarian: 27.221 (91,8%)
- Serbian: 2.020 (6,8%)
- Others: 425 (1,4%)
- Census by religion:
- Roman Catholic: 26.023 (87,7%)
- Greek Orthodox: 2.076 (7,0%)
- Jewish: 1.328 (4,5%)
- Others: 239 (0,8%)
In 1918, the city was under Serbian occupation. From 1920 (Treaty
of Trianon) to 1941, the city was incorporated to
Yugoslavia. In 1941-1944, the area was
occupied and annexed by Hungary. The Treaty of Paris reallocated it
to Yugoslavia in 1947.
Istvan Molnar, 10 December 2000
Flag of Senta (Zenta) in
by António Martins
Blue background with two yellow keys crossed saltirewise and
pointing upwards (ascending bellow descending) put on an ear of
wheat, from the handle hole of each key, a fish swimming thru.
Source: Szell, S. Varosaink neve, cimere es