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Bobota, Croatia

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Country  Croatia
County  Vukovar-Srijem
Postal code  32 225 Bobota
Population  1,491 (2011)
Region  Slavonia (Podunavlje)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Vehicle registration  VU
Municipality  Trpinja
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Bobota (Serbian Cyrillic: Бобота) is a village in the municipality of Trpinja in Vukovar-Srijem County, Croatia. The population is 1,491.

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Map of Bobota, Croatia

Name

Villages Trpinja, Bobota and Vera share common legend about origin of their names. According to legend ancestors of today's inhabitants of villages who settled in Great Serb Migrations under Arsenije III Čarnojević were called Bobe. They were fleeing from Ottoman Empire conquest to preserve their faith. Therefore was formed local phrase which says Bobe suffer for faith or in Serbian Bobe trpiše za veru. From word Bobe was created name Bobota, from word suffer (Serbian:trpiti) was created name Trpinja and from word faith (Serbian:vera) was created name of village Vera.

Geography

Bobota is, with Trpinja, the largest settlement in Trpinja municipality. Bobota is surrounded by a villages Pačetin on south, Ćelije on west, Vera on the north and Trpinja, Lipovača and Bršadin on the east. Agricultural land and forests are the main characteristics of the surrounding area. Bobota Canal passes north of village.

History

The earliest historical record of Bobota dates from 1269. Based on data from 1366 it could be viewd that the place is inhabited by Orthodox Serbs.

Population

population 1857.-2001.

Major ethnic group in Bobota are Serbs.

Economy

A large proportion of the population are employed in agriculture.

Kindergarten Liliput

Kindergarten Liliput was registered on 29 March 1999. Its center is located in Bobota, with additional two branch kindergartens in Bršadin and Trpinja. Kindergarten bear name of fictional island nation of Lilliput from prose satire Gulliver's Travels by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift. Since institution operate in villages where Serbs of Croatia constitute majority, it offer its program in the student native Serbian language with additional mandatory learning of Croatian.

Primary School

Local public Primary School in Bobota provides education up to eighth grade. Institution offer classes in Serbian language and Serbian Cyrillic Alphabet. School also operate four branch schools in Pačetin, Vera, Klisa and Ludvinci. Those branch schools offer classes for pupils up to the fourth grade while higher grades student have to attend in Bobota. The school building in Bobota consists of two parts, one of which was built in 1928 and the other in 1975. During the school year 2006/2007 new sports hall was built. The school building has 8 classrooms, 7 specialized cabinets, two offices, library, staff room, toilets and central heating. Furniture and educational equipment do not meet all standards due to deterioration and the lack of teaching resources. School Library has in its possession approximately 5,000 items (books, CD-s, magazines).

Associations and Institutions

In the village exist a volunteer fire department Bobota.

Sport

The village has a football team, called NK Bobota

References

Bobota, Croatia Wikipedia


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