Sečanj (Сечањ, Seceani) is a village and municipality in Central Banat District of Vojvodina, Serbia. The village has a population of 2,645, while the Sečanj municipality has 16,298 inhabitants.
"Sečanj" is a Slavic name for the first month in the calendar year. The Serbian Ekavian variant of this name was eventually replaced with the new word "Januar" (corresponding to the common months as known in Western European cultures), while the Croatian Ijekavian variant "Siječanj" remains in use in Croatia.
In Serbian, the village is known as Сечањ or Sečanj, in Hungarian as Szécsány or Torontálszécsány, in German as Setschan or Petersheim, and in Croatian as Sečanj.
Historical population of the village
- 1837: 1,489
- 1900: 2,596
- 1961: 2,829
- 1971: 2,906
- 1981: 2,718
- 1991: 2,688
The Sečanj municipality includes the town of Jaša Tomić
and the following villages:
Ethnic groups (2002 census)
The population of the Sečanj municipality:
The settlements with Serb ethnic majority are: Sečanj, Banatska Dubica, Boka, Jarkovac, Jaša Tomić, Krajišnik, and Sutjeska. The settlement with Hungarian ethnic majority is Busenje. Ethnically mixed settlements with relative Serb majority are: Konak, Neuzina, and Šurjan.
- Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
- Msgr. Erős Lajos, Adalékok a Zrenjanini-Nagybecskereki Egyházmegye történetéhez, 1993. (Additamenta ad historiam Diocesis Zrenjaninensis-Nagybecskerekensis)