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Sombor (Municipality, Serbia and Montenegro [Serbia])

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History of Sombor

Sombor (Hungarian, Zombor; German, Sombor) is a town and district in Vojvodina near to the Danube. The town has got 48,789 inhabitants (1990 census).

The 1910 population census yielded 30,593 inhabitants, divided as follows:

From 1918/1920 (Declaration of Novi Sad /Treaty of Trianon) to 1941, the city was incorporated to Yugoslavia. In 1941, the area was occupied and annexed by Hungary. The treaty of Paris reallocated it to Yugoslavia in 1947.

István Molnár, 8 October 2000

*Bunjevat is the name used by Croats living in Vojvodina for designating themselves (plural form is Bunjevtsi). In various times the separate name of this community was used by others to promote their difference from Croat nation, and probably there are some circles among them who would follow some similar way. As far as I am aware, the definition of the Bunjevtsi as Croats is widely accepted today.

Željko Heimer, 12 December 2000


Flag of Sombor (Zombor) in Austro-Hungarian Empire

[Flag of Zombor]by István Molnár

The flag of Zombor has six red and white horizontal stripes.

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

István Molnár, 24 September 2002

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