Banatski Brestovac

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Banatski Brestovac
Банатски Брестовац
Banatski Brestovac is located in Serbia
Banatski Brestovac
Banatski Brestovac
Location of Banatski Brestovac within Serbia
Banatski Brestovac is located in Vojvodina
Banatski Brestovac
Banatski Brestovac
Location of Banatski Brestovac within Vojvodina
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Country  Serbia
Province  Vojvodina
District South Banat
Population (2011)
 • Banatski Brestovac 3,517
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +381(0)13
Car plates PA
Banatski Brestovac
of Pančevo

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Banatski Brestovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Банатски Брестовац) is a village located in the Municipality of Pančevo, in the South Banat District of Serbia. It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. The village has a Serbian ethnic majority and its population numbers 3,517 people (2002 census).


The name of the village refers to the stands of elm trees that surrounded the village. The name of the village is of Serbian origin, and a legend about origin of the name claims that the village was first settled by Serbian settlers from the village of Brestovik located on the southern bank of the Danube.

In Serbian, the village is known as Banatski Brestovac or Банатски Брестовац, in Hungarian as Beresztóc (until 1898 Bresztóvácz) or Temes-Aga, and in German as Banat Brestowatz or Rustendorf.


The closest major settlements are Pančevo (21 km), and Belgrade (38 km). The village is located at 44° 43' 44.3" N, 20° 48' 49.52" E.


In 1717 Banatski Brestovac was mentioned for first time in a Latin document under the name Praestowatz. At that time, the population of the village numbered twelve families. In 1763, 130 German families settled here and 104 Serbian families also lived in village at that time. The Serbs had an Orthodox Church and mill. In 1766 a Catholic church was built (it was demolished by the communists in 1945).

Historical population

Year Total Serbs Germans Muslims by nationality Yugoslavs Romani Montenegrins Croats
1910 3,752 34.8% 63.4% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1921 3,805 29.5% 69.5% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1935 n/a n/a 2,478 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1991 3,715 87.07% n/a 7.51% 1.91% 1.31% 0.64% 0.45%
2002 3,517 86.12% n/a 5.08% 1.19% 2.75% 0.36% 0.17%


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