Sombor , in Serb Cyrillic Sr Сомбор, in Hungarian hu Zombor, German of Zombor and Ruthène pannonien Зомбор, is a city and a municipality of Serbia located in the autonomous province of Voïvodine. Sombor is the administrative center of the district of Bačka Western. In 2002, the city counted 51.471 inhabitants and the municipality of which it is center 97.263.
Name of the city
The old Hungarian name of the city was Czoborszentmihály. The current name comes from the Czobor family, which had this area at the 14th century; it is mentioned for the first time in 1543. In the historical documents, the city appears under various names: Samobor, Sambor, Sambir, Sonbor, Sanbur, Zibor and Zombar.
In 1687, Sombor became Austrian and it was integrated in the province of the Military Frontière. In 1745, it belonged to the county of Bačka and in 1749 it obtained the statute of " royal city libre". In 1786, the city became the capital of the county of Bačka; it counted 11.420 inhabitants then, as a majority of the Serbes.
In 1843 Sombor counted 21.086 inhabitants. The principal spoken language in the city was the Serbe and, coming in second place, the German .
In 1941, the city was occupied by the powers of the Axis and was annexed by the Hungary. Released in 1944, Sombor belonged to the socialist Federal republic of Yugoslavia. Since 1945, it belongs to the autonomous province of Voïvodine.
Localities of the municipality of Sombor
- Aleksa Šantić
- Bački Breg
- Bački Monoštor
- Svetozar Miletić
The town of Sombor is re-elected for its architecture of XVIIIe and XIXe centuries and the richness of its cultural life (museums, art galleries, theaters, associations etc).
- Fortuna (93.9)
- Fortuna folk (95.8)
- Planet (94.7)
- Sombor (90.9)
- Sombor 2 (97.5)
- Sonnet (100.8)
- Spektar (101.3)
ReferencesSlobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine , Novi Sad, 1996.
- Official site of the municipality of Sombor
- Photographs of Sombor
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