Rastina (Растина) is a village in Serbia. It is situated in the Sombor municipality, in the West Bačka District, Vojvodina province. The village has a Serb ethnic majority and its population numbering 566 people (2002 census).


In Serbian, the village is known as "Rastina" (Растина), in Croatian as "Rastina", and in Hungarian as "Rasztina".


It was first mentioned in the 14th century as "Harasti" during the Hungarian Kingdom. During Ottoman rule (16th-17th century), Rastina was populated by ethnic Serbs. In the first half of the 19th century, it was a possession of Baron Redl. In the second half of the 19th century, Rastina was not regarded as separate settlement, but as part of Stanišić, while until the end of the Second World War, it was regarded as part of Riđica. It was officially proclaimed a separate settlement after World War II. After World War I, Rastina was settled by volunteers from Lika and Herzegovina.

Historical population

*1961: 960
*1971: 892
*1981: 686
*1991: 605
*2002: 566


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

ee also

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

External links

* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/YI/2/Rastina2.html Rastina]
* [http://www.soinfo.org/so_sela.php?selo=rastina Rastina]

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