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Subotica (Municipality, Serbia and Montenegro [Serbia])

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History of Subotica

Subotica (Hungarian, Szabadka ; German, Maria-Theresianstadt ) is a town and district in Vojvodina, close to the Hungarian border. The town has got 100,219 inhabitants (1990 census).

The 1910 population census yielded 94,610 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.

Subotica is the birthplace of the Hungarian writer, poet and journalist Dezsö Kosztolányi (1885-1936).

István Molnár, 10 December 2000

*Bunjevat is the name used by Croats living in Vojvodina for designate 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 Subotica (Szabadka) in Austro-Hungarian Empire

[Flag of Szabadka]by István Molnár

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

István Molnár, 24 September 2002

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