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Stari Slankamen

Stari Slankamen (Serbian Cyrillic:Стари Сланкамен), also known as Slankamen (Serbian Cyrillic:Сланкамен), is a village located in the Inđija municipality, in the Syrmia District of Serbia. It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. Before the Yugoslav war ethnic Croats made up 38,78% of the population. The population of the village numbers 674 people, of whom 485 are ethnic Serbs (2002 census).

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Its name means "Old Slankamen", while the name of the neighbouring village, Novi Slankamen, means "New Slankamen". The name "Slankamen" itself means "the salty stone" in Serbo-Croatian. In Hungarian the village is known as Szalánkemén or Sztari Szlankamen (formerly also: Zalánkemén), in German as Alt-Slankamen, and in Turkish as Salankamen.

Remains of the Acumincum fortress.
Monument commemorating the battle of Slankamen in 1691

In the 3rd century BC, the area was inhabited by Celtic Scordisci. In the first century BC, the fort was conquered by Romans and the settlement was known as Acumincum (acumen, point). A Flavian fort was strategically situated for monitoring the lands beyond the Tisza river, the Legion camp cohors I Britannica equitata and II Adjutrix were based in the town. Jupiter Dolichenus sculptures have been found in the town. Roman fortifications were excavated in the site of Dugorep.

Slavs settled in the area in the 6th century. Old Slavic graves dating from the 6th and 7th century have been found in Slankamen. During the Middle Ages, Slankamen was a fortified city and was first mentioned in 1072 as Castrum Zalankemen. Arsenije I Bogdanović from Srem, the second Serb archbishop (1233–1263), after Saint Sava was born in the village Dabar near Slankamen. In 1325, according to a letter by pope John XXII to the Roman Catholic archbishop of Kalocsa, a public hospital was built in the village. In the 15th century, the town was a possession of the Serbian despots Stefan Lazarević and Đurađ Branković. From 1451, it was property of Hunyadis and from 1498 of John Corvin. In year 1691 in Slankamen battle of Slankamen took place. In the 16th century it was a residence of Radoslav Čelnik, a duke of Srem.

In 1783, the village known as Novi Slankamen (New Slankamen) was founded near Stari Slankamen (Old Slankamen).

The Catholic church.
  • 1961: 778
  • 1971: 756
  • 1981: 638
  • 1991: 575

The Orthodox Church dedicated to Saint Nikola was, according to the legend, founded in 1468 by Serbian despot Vuk Grgurević.

  1. Chambers's encyclopaedia: a dictionary of universal knowledge for ... Vol 7
  2. Roman Auxiliary Forts 27 BC-AD 378-Duncan B. Campbell
  3. Studies in Roman History-Ernest George Hardy
  4. Eastern cults in Moesia Inferior and Thracia (5th century BC-4th century AD)-Margarita Tacheva-Hitova,Margarita Tacheva
  5. http://old.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0006&query=id%3D%231514
  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
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Coordinates: 45°08′24″N20°15′36″E /45.1399°N 20.2599°E /45.1399; 20.2599

Stari Slankamen
Stari Slankamen Language Watch Edit Stari Slankamen Serbian Cyrillic Stari Slankamen also known as Slankamen Serbian Cyrillic Slankamen is a village located in the Inđija municipality in the Syrmia District of Serbia It is situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina Before the Yugoslav war ethnic Croats made up 38 78 of the population The population of the village numbers 674 people of whom 485 are ethnic Serbs 2002 census Stari Slankamen Stari Slankamen Serbian Village Selo Stari SlankamenCoordinates 45 8 20 N 20 15 16 E 45 13889 N 20 25444 E 45 13889 20 25444CountrySerbiaProvinceVojvodinaDistrictSyrmia DistrictMunicipalityInđijaTime zoneUTC 1 CET Summer DST UTC 2 CEST Contents 1 Name 2 History 3 Historical population 4 Culture 5 Notable people 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksName EditIts name means Old Slankamen while the name of the neighbouring village Novi Slankamen means New Slankamen The name Slankamen itself means the salty stone in Serbo Croatian In Hungarian the village is known as Szalankemen or Sztari Szlankamen formerly also Zalankemen in German as Alt Slankamen and in Turkish as Salankamen History Edit Remains of the Acumincum fortress Monument commemorating the battle of Slankamen in 1691 In the 3rd century BC the area was inhabited by Celtic Scordisci In the first century BC the fort was conquered by Romans and the settlement was known as Acumincum acumen point 1 A Flavian fort was strategically situated for monitoring the lands beyond the Tisza river the Legion camp cohors I Britannica equitata 2 and II Adjutrix 3 were based in the town Jupiter Dolichenus sculptures have been found in the town 4 Roman fortifications were excavated in the site of Dugorep 5 Slavs settled in the area in the 6th century Old Slavic graves dating from the 6th and 7th century have been found in Slankamen During the Middle Ages Slankamen was a fortified city and was first mentioned in 1072 as Castrum Zalankemen Arsenije I Bogdanovic from Srem the second Serb archbishop 1233 1263 after Saint Sava was born in the village Dabar near Slankamen In 1325 according to a letter by pope John XXII to the Roman Catholic archbishop of Kalocsa a public hospital was built in the village In the 15th century the town was a possession of the Serbian despots Stefan Lazarevic and Đurađ Brankovic From 1451 it was property of Hunyadis and from 1498 of John Corvin In year 1691 in Slankamen battle of Slankamen took place In the 16th century it was a residence of Radoslav Celnik a duke of Srem In 1783 the village known as Novi Slankamen New Slankamen was founded near Stari Slankamen Old Slankamen Historical population Edit The Catholic church 1961 778 1971 756 1981 638 1991 575Culture EditThe Orthodox Church dedicated to Saint Nikola was according to the legend founded in 1468 by Serbian despot Vuk Grgurevic Notable people EditRadoslav Celnik a duke of Srem in the 16th century Baron Gyula Wlassics de Zalankemen 1852 1937 a Hungarian jurist minister and academic See also EditBattle of Slankamen List of places in Serbia List of cities towns and villages in Vojvodina SyrmiaReferences Edit Chambers s encyclopaedia a dictionary of universal knowledge for Vol 7 Roman Auxiliary Forts 27 BC AD 378 Duncan B Campbell Studies in Roman History Ernest George Hardy Eastern cults in Moesia Inferior and Thracia 5th century BC 4th century AD Margarita Tacheva Hitova Margarita Tacheva http old perseus tufts edu cgi bin ptext doc Perseus text 1999 04 0006 amp query id 3D 231514 Slobodan Curcic Broj stanovnika Vojvodine Novi Sad 1996 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Stari Slankamen Stari Slankamen location map Coordinates 45 08 24 N 20 15 36 E 45 1399 N 20 2599 E 45 1399 20 2599 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Stari Slankamen amp oldid 1047013004, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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