Lovćenac (Ловћенац) is a village located in the
Mali Iđošmunicipality, in the North Bačka Districtof Vojvodina, Serbia. The village has a Montenegrin ethnic majority and its population numbering 3,693 people (2002 census).
Its former name in Serbian was "Sekić" (Секић). After the World War II, the village was named "Lovćenac" by the Montenegrin settlers after
Mount Lovćenin Montenegro.
The original Hungarian name of the village was "Szeghegy", but Hungarians also used Serbian version of the name in the forms "Szikics" and "Szekics", as well as Germans in the form "Sekitsch". One very rare alternative German name was "Winkelsberg".
According to the 1971 census, ethnic
Montenegrinscomprised 70.91% of population of the village.
According to the 2002 census, the population of the village numbered 3,693 people, including:
* 2,100 (56.86%)
* 1,242 (33.63%)
* 107 (2.90%)
The village first appeared in history in 1476. During the Ottoman rule, the village of Sekić was populated by ethnic
Serbs. The ethnic Germanssettled there in 1786. These German settlers, originally from all over, came to be a distinct group known as "Vojvodina Germans" (Wojwodinedeutsche), a branch of the Danube Swabianssince 1920. At its peak, the village had a population of about 6,000 people, mostly Germans. After the World War II, Germans fled from the village, and it was then populated with settlers from Montenegro, who now form a majority of the population. Hungarians formed and still form the majority in neighbouring Feketićand in the larger village of Mali Iđoš.
The society of
Montenegrinsin Serbia known as " Krstaš" is based in Lovćenac.
*Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
Montenegrins of Vojvodina
List of places in Serbia
List of cities, towns and villages in Vojvodina
* [http://www.talanti.co.cc/ Talanti Lovcenac]
* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/YI/2/Lovcenac.html Lovćenac]
* [http://www.krstas.org.yu/ Krstaš]
* [http://arhiva.glas-javnosti.co.yu/arhiva/2006/02/05/srpski/R06020401.shtml Mi smo Crnogorci, sa azbukom od 33 slova] ,
Glas javnosti, 5 February 2006 (about Montenegrins of the village)
* [http://www.sekitsch.de Sekitsch.de] - Village homepage (by German Danube Swabians of the village)
* [http://www.dvhh.org/sekitsch DVHH - Sekitsch] - Village homepage (by US-based Danube Swabian diaspora of the village)
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