Palić


Palić

Palić (Serbian: Палић, Palić, Croatian: Palić, Hungarian Palics, German: Palitsch) is a town in Serbia, 8 km away from Subotica, and 18 km away from the border between Serbia and Hungary. It is a part of the Subotica Municipality, North Bačka District, autonomous province of Vojvodina. The town has a Hungarian ethnic majority and its population numbering 7,745 people (2002 census). Many tourists come to Palić every year because of the Palić lake. There are over 450 guest houses, and even a five-star hotel. It is known for its international film festival which takes place every summer. This year (2008) the life achievement award was presented to the British film director Ken Loach.

Ethnic groups (2002 census)

*Hungarians = 4,178 (53.95%)
*Serbs = 1,930 (24.92%)
*Croats = 399 (5.15%)
*Yugoslavs = 351 (4.53%)
*Bunjevci = 335 (4.33%)

Historical population

*1961: 6,135
*1971: 7,253
*1981: 6,974
*1991: 7,375

Palić lake

The Palić lake covers an area of 380 ha, with a 17 km shore line. The average depth of the lake is 2 m, and there are lots of fish in it. In 1995 the Tisa-Palić canal was opened so that the lake would remain as healthy as it was before in spite of development around the lake.

The "Great" Park

The "Great" Park is an urban park in the centre of Palić city. It was opened in 1840 and today has a total area of 19 ha. The park has around 2,100 hours of sun each year (just like Opatija, Kraljevica or Zlatibor). The average air temperature in summer is 20 °C, and the average precipitation is 540 mm.

There are lots of hotels, restaurants and beaches in the "Great" Park. There is also a Zoological park, one of only three existing in Serbia.

References

*Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.

ee also

*Palić lake
*Subotica
*List of places in Serbia
*List of cities, towns and villages in Vojvodina

External links

* [http://www.palic.rs www.palic.rs - Official tourism site]

* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/YI/2/Palic.html Geographical information about Palić]
* [http://maps.google.com/?ll=46.102519,19.756508&spn=0.065583,0.154152&t=k&om=1 Palić on Google Maps]

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