Žabalj

  • District: South Bačka
  • Municipality: Žabalj
  • Post code: 21230
  • Area code: ( +381 ) 21
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HISTORY

ŽabaljThe area of Žabalj municipality is being settled since younger stone age until now days. Evidences can be seen all over this location e. g. on high landings near old shore of river Tisa, Jegrička and Mala bara.

One by another the remains of these settlements from neolith, bronze and iron age, necropolis of Celts, half – casemate of Sarmiths and silos of Slavs can be seen. Numerous and rich materials are presented: at the museum of Vojvodina.

 

It is worth mentioning the following: the collection of silver coins from Gospodjinci, collection of silver jewelry from Čurug ( VI century B. C. ) , Scordics arms, pottery, arms made of stone, bones and metals. As of end of IX century this area is settled by Serbs. Territory of municipality is governed by Turks since 1541, in canton of Titel, and the inhabitants were only Serbs. They lived in ten villages, and three of them still exist: Čurug, Žabalj and Gospodjinci. As of 1699. Till 1918. this area is governed by Habsburg monarchy. In 1763. In order to save the borders from Turks, habitants were organised in Šajkaška border army with people from Žabalj. In 1769. people from Čurug and Gospodjinci joined them too. This army was definitely formed in 1800, when people from Temerin moved to the place where Djurdjevo is now. After abolition of Army border in 1873. people migrated, and lot of Germans, Hungarians, Rusyns and Jews immigrated. This part of Šajkaška region lost Serbian ethnic character. As of the end of 1918. settlements of Žabalj municipality became a part of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians Monarchy. During 1941. territory of Žabalj is governed by Hungarians and was liberated in October 1944.    

 

 GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION

map The municipality of Žabalj is situated in geographical centre of Vojvodina, in Northern – East part of Bačka, known as Šajkaška. 28400 habitants live on 405 square meters surface. Four settlements are situated here, Žabalj, Čurug, Djurdjevo and Gospodjinci.

 
The municipality has extra ordinary tourist and geographical location. It is well connected to big cities nearby. It is located 25 km from Novi Sad, 20 km from Zrenjanin and 90 km from Belgrade.

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