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Senta (Municipality, Serbia and Montenegro [Serbia])

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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).

The 1910 population census yielded 29,666 inhabitants, divided as follows:

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.

István Molnár, 10 December 2000

Flag of Senta (Zenta) in Austro-Hungarian Empire

[Flag of Zenta]by António Martins

The flag of Zenta is blue with two yellow keys crossed in saltire and pointing upwards put on an ear of wheat, from the handle hole of each key, a fish swimming through.

Source: Sándor Széll. Városaink neve, címere és lobogója [szs41].

István Molnár, 24 September 2002