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Alibunar
Алибунар
—  Town  —

Coat of arms
Location of Alibunar within Serbia
Coordinates: 45°05′N 20°58′E / 45.083°N 20.967°E / 45.083; 20.967
Country Serbia
District South Banat
Settlements 10
Government
 - Mayor Danijel Kišmarton
Area [1]
 - Municipality 602 km2 (232.4 sq mi)
Population (2002 census)[2]
 - Total 3,431
 - Municipality 22,954
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 26310
Area code +381 13
Car plates PA
Website www.alibunar.org.rs
Map of Alibunar municipality
The Serbian Orthodox church
The Romanian Orthodox church

Alibunar (Алибунар) is a town and municipality in South Banat District of Vojvodina, Serbia. Alibunar town has a population of 3,402, and Alibunar municipality 22,856.

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Name

In Serbian, the town is known as Alibunar or Алибунар, in Romanian as Alibunar, in German as Alisbrunn, and in Hungarian as Alibunár.

The name of the town derived from the Serbian word "bunar" ("well" in English) and Muslim/Turkish personal name "Ali". According to the local legend, Alibunar was named after Ali-paša (Ali-pasha), who had a cattle and a well at this place. Even today, there is a well in the town which is known as "Ali-pašin bunar" ("well of Ali-paša"). Before the Ottoman rule, Alibunar was known as "Krsturnica".

Inhabited places

Alibunar municipality encompasses of town of Alibunar, town of Banatski Karlovac, and following villages:

Historical population

Population of the town in different censuses:

  • 1948: 3,616
  • 1953: 3,811
  • 1961: 3,705
  • 1971: 3,951
  • 1981: 3,803
  • 1991: 3,738
  • 2002: 3,431

Ethnic groups (2002 census)

The population of the Alibunar municipality:

Settlements with a Serb ethnic majority are: Alibunar, Banatski Karlovac, Vladimirovac, Dobrica, Ilandža, and Novi Kozjak. The settlement with a Slovak ethnic majority is Janošik. The settlements with Romanian ethnic majority are: Lokve and Nikolinci. The ethnically mixed settlement with a relative Romanian majority is Seleuš.

The municipality of Alibunar contains the biggest ethnic Romanian community in Vojvodina.

The population of the Alibunar town:

References

  • Jovan Erdeljanović, Srbi u Banatu, Novi Sad, 1992.
  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/Zip/OG2006webE.zip.  
  2. ^ (in Serbian) Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i Stanova 2002. Knjiga 1: Nacionalna ili etnička pripadnost po naseljima. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. 2003. ISBN 86-84443-00-09.  

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