Batschka Maps


Batschka Village Map (1)

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Batschka Village Map (2)

Batschka Village Map (5)
1930-1944 (large map)

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About the Batschka Area

by Klaus Kempf

    Today Batschka is situated in the Autonomous Territory of Vojvodina in the country of Serbia. It is nestled between the River Danube and the River Tisa and it is mostly a very flat area, which interconnects to the Hungarian flatland as well as the flatland of the Romanian Banat. It's a rich agricultural and treeless farmland, which in its northern part is water poor and depends on its irrigation on the numerous typical  deep wells of the Pannonian Plateou. North of the city of Subotica stretches a shallow topsoil area all the way into Hungary. In the south the flatland consists of sandy loams, of the formal river valleys of the Danube and Tisa Rivers. Each spring the numerous river side arms regularly flood the areas, transforming it into huge lakes. Already during the times of the Hungarian Kingdom many canals were built, like the west-east Veliki Canal.
      Even though both the Danube and the Tisa are flanked with thick forests, the areas away from the rivers is under intense agricultural cultivation. Corn, wheat, sunflowers, sugar beats, are some of the main agricultural products. Just like in the Romanian Banat, Batschka was resettled in the 16th century with the German colonists, which as soldier-farmers protected the Austrian Empire against the Turks. The most important city of the area besides Subotica at the Hungarian border is Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina.
  Batschka Region Map (3)

Published with the permission of the author, from the book "Donauschwäbische Lebensformen an der Mittleren Donau" by Hans Gehl, Marburg 2003.

© Institut für donauschwäbische Geschichte und Landeskunde, Tübingen 1996 © N.G. Elwert Verlag Marburg

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Batschka Village Map (4)


Historic Settlement Map of the Danube Swabian by Hans Sonnleitner & Magdalena Kopp-Krumes; Copyrighted Danube-Swabian Culture Foundation (Brochure - April 2004, out of print) - Contributed by Hans Kopp, with permission of by Ernst Jaeger.

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Last Updated: 01 May 2013
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