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Where is the town Backa Palanka in Serbia?

Where is the town Backa Palanka in Serbia?

Bačka Palanka (Serbian: Бачка Паланка, pronounced [bâːtʃkaː pǎlaːnka]) is a town and municipality located in the South Bačka District of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. It is situated on the left bank of the Danube.

Where is the Backa in Serbia and Hungary?

Bačka ( Serbian: Бачка / Bačka, pronounced [bâːt͡ʃkaː]; Hungarian: Bácska, pronounced [ˈbaːt͡ʃkɒ]) is a geographical and historical area within the Pannonian Plain bordered by the river Danube to the west and south, and by the river Tisza to the east. It is divided between Serbia and Hungary.

When did Backa Palanka become part of Hungary?

Bačka Palanka is first mentioned as a settlement in 1486, as a suburb of Ilok called Iločka. Until the 16th century, this area was administered by the Kingdom of Hungary . At the beginning of the 16th century, the village was the property of landowner Laurence of Ilok, a duke of Syrmia.

Which is the oldest church in Backa Palanka?

Bačka Palanka’s Serbian church is one of the oldest churches in Vojvodina some built on foundations of temples of even earlier times. The north of the town is the Bagremara forest. Industry in Bačka Palanka started developing in the 18th century. The first companies were built in the second half of the 18th century.

What are the main industries in Backa Palanka?

Bačka Palanka municipality is an agricultural and industrial center. The main industries are food, metallurgy, textiles, electronic and machine industry. The most famous factories are Enia, Sintelon, Tarkett, Nectar, Dunavprevoz, AD Bačka, Carlsberg, Marina, Majevica, Plattner, Žitoprodukt, Budućnost and others.

Why did the Germans leave Backa Palanka in 1944?

In 1944, one part of Bačka Palanka’s citizens of German ethnicity left the city, together with the defeated German army. As a consequence of the war, the site of a post- World War II work camp for the remaining ethnic Germans ( Donauschwaben) was formed here under a new communist administration.