Bački Breg (Serbian Cyrillic: Бачки Брег, Hungarian: Béreg) is a village located in the Sombor municipality, in the West Bačka District of Serbia. It is situated in the autonomous province of Vojvodina. The village has a Croat (Šokac) ethnic majority and its population numbering 1,388 people (2002 census). Bački Breg is in the very northwest of Serbia, on an important highway linking Serbia and Hungary together. The Hungarian town across the border is Hercegszántó.

Name

In Serbian the village is known as Bački Breg or Бачки Брег, in Croatian as Bereg (since 2009)[1] or Bački Breg (before 2009), in Hungarian as Béreg, and in German as Bereg.

History

It was first mentioned in 1319. In 1620, the village was settled by Šokci who originating from Klis near Split. The first church in the village was founded in 1740. In the 18th century, Germans and Hungarians settled here as well.

Ethnic groups

  • Croats =738 (53.17%)
  • Serbs = 344 (24.78%)
  • Yugoslavs = 67 (4.83%)
  • Hungarians = 34 (2.45%)
  • Others = 24 (2.25%)
  • Historical population

    • 1961: 2,045
    • 1971: 2,006
    • 1981: 1,770
    • 1991: 1,585