Karađorđevo_(Bačka_Palanka)

Karađorđevo (Bačka Palanka)

Karađorđevo (Карађорђево) is a village located in the Bačka Palanka municipality, in the South Bačka District of Serbia. It is situated in the autonomous province of Vojvodina. Karađorđevo had a total population of 1,077 inhabitants in 1991 and 1,012 inhabitants in 2002. Karađorđevo comprise 1.8% of Bačka Palanka municipality population. It is located 10 kilometers northwest of Bačka Palanka. Most of the inhabitants of the village are ethnic Serbs.

History

Karađorđevo is the youngest place in municipality. It was founded as a horse farm called Mentelep by Hungarians in 1904. It became Agricultural property in 1946 and workers started settling around horse farm and agricultural property and formed three parts of the village: the oldest one, Beli Majur (White Homestead), Gornji Majur (Upper Homestead) and Donji Majur (Lower Homestead). Nearby forest became a hunting ground and president of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito had built a residence near the village.

Demographics

1991

According to the 1991 census, Karađorđevo had a total population of 1,077 inhabitants, including:

2002

In 2002, the village had 1,012 inhabitants, including:

Historical population

  • 1981: 1,147
  • 1991: 1,077
  • 2002: 1,012

Karađorđevo Hunting Ground

The Karađorđevo Hunting Ground lies 10 km north-west of Bačka Palanka and it spreads on 69.14 square kilometres along the Danube bank. It used to be the best-known Serbian hunting ground for kings, princes and other nobility and now it is owned by the Karađorđevo Military Establishment. It has served in the last half a century as a representative hunting ground for statesmen, high ranking military officials and prominent businessmen from all parts of the world. Its gates are wide open to hunters and tourists throughout the year.

The picturesque landscape with the centures old oak and acacia woods, the many marshes, the abundance in various flora and fauna species and the long distance from the nearest settlements allow the hunters to enjoy the charms of untouched surroundings.

References

  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.

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