Montenegrins of Vojvodina


Montenegrins of Vojvodina
Montenegrins in Vojvodina according to the 2002 census - based on settlement data
Montenegrins in Vojvodina (2002 census)

Montenegrins are the sixth largest ethnic community in the Vojvodina province of Serbia. According to the 2002 census, there are 35,513 Montenegrins in Vojvodina, constituting 1.75% of the population of the province. The Montenegrin population in Vojvodina is larger than that in Central Serbia, where number of Montenegrins recorded by the 2002 census was 33,536.

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Language and religion

Montenegrins in Vojvodina speak Serbian and Montenegrin and the supermajority are adherents of the Serbian Orthodox Church. There is also an initiative for construction of the church building of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church in Lovćenac.

Geography

The largest concentration of Montenegrins in Vojvodina could be found in the municipalities of Vrbas (24.79%), Mali Iđoš (20.83%), and Kula (16.34%). Settlements in Vojvodina with absolute or relative Montenegrin majority are: Lovćenac in the Mali Iđoš municipality with 56.86% Montenegrins, Kruščić in the Kula municipality with 32.64% Montenegrins, and Savino Selo in the Vrbas municipality with 38.20% Montenegrins. Formerly, the village of Bačko Dobro Polje in the Vrbas municipality also had a Montenegrin majority (According to the 1971 census, Montenegrins comprised 55.39% of population of this village, while according to the 2002 census, the current population of the village is composed of 57.17% Serbs and 38.18% Montenegrins).

Historical population

The train station in Lovćenac in 2003

Montenegrin population in Vojvodina according to the various censuses:

  • 1948: 30,589 (1.9%)
  • 1953: 30,516 (1.8%)
  • 1961: 34,782 (1.9%)
  • 1971: 36,416 (1.9%)
  • 1981: 43,304 (2.1%)
  • 1991: 47,289 (2.3%)
  • 2002: 35,513 (1.75%)

Organizations

The society of Montenegrins in Serbia, known as "Krstaš", is based in Lovćenac.

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