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Vrsac (Municipality, Yugoslavia [Serbia])
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History of Vrsac
Vrsac (Hungarian, Versec ; German, Werschitz ) is a
town and district in Vojvodina, close to
the Romanian border. The town has got 36.940
inhabitants (1990 census).
- XIVth century: Foundation of the settlement by Serbian
- 1439: First mention of the city, part of the Krasso county in
the Kingdom of Hungary.
- 1459 & 1481: Serbian settlements in the city.
- 1552-1716: Part of the Ottoman
- 1717-1778 Part of the Governorate of Temesch in the Hapsburg
- 1717-1751 and 1775-1778: Seat of a district.
- 1778: Reunification of Governorate of Temesch with Hungary.
Pancevo part of the renewed Temes county.
- 1795: Unification with a German neighbouring village.
- 1804: Borough
- 1850-1861: After the defeat of the
Hungarian Independence War (1848-1849),
allocated to a new province (Governorate of Temes and Serbian
- 1861: Free Royal City.
The 1910 population census yielded 27.370 inhabitants, divided as
- Census by mother language:
- German: 13.556 (49,5%)
- Serbian: 8.602 (31,4%)
- Hungarian: 3.890 (14,2%)
- Romanian: 879 (3,2%)
- Others: 443 (1,6%)
- Census by religion:
- Roman Catholic: 16.336 (59,7%)
- Greek Orthodox: 9.544 (34,9%)
- Jewish: 743 (2,7%)
- Others: 747 (2,7%)
In 1919, the city was under French occupation. From 1920 (Treaty
of Trianon) to 1941, the city was incorporated to
Yugoslavia. In 1941-1944, the area was
occupied and annexed by Germany. The Treaty of Paris reallocated it
to Yugoslavia in 1947.
The city is the birthplace of the Hungarian writer Ferenc Herceg.
Istvan Molnar, 9 October 2000
Flag of Vrsac (Versec) in
by Istvan Molnar
Blue and white per gyronny.
Source: Szell, S. Varosaink neve, cimere es