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Noćaj (Serbian Cyrillic: Ноћај; pronounced /ˈnɒ/NO-chay) is a village in northern Serbia. It is located in the Sremska Mitrovica municipality, in the Syrmia District, Vojvodina province. Geographically, it is situated in the Mačva region. The population of Noćaj is 1,866 people (according to the 2011 census), and most of its inhabitants are ethnic Serbs.[1]

Village in Vojvodina, Serbia
Noćaj
Ноћај (Serbian)

Noćaj
Coordinates:

44°56′N19°33′E

Country  Serbia
Province  Vojvodina
Region Mačva
District Srem
Municipality Sremska Mitrovica
Population

 (2002)
  Total 2,120
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s) +381(0)22
Location map of Noćaj and northern part of the Mačva region
Serbian Orthodox church

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Geographically, the settlement is located in the northern part of Macva, while administratively it belongs to the Autonomous province of Vojvodina.

The Zasavica (bog) partly belongs to the area of Noćaj. This reserve is a wetland area with floodplain meadows and forests of 1825 hectares, today known for beavers.

The area of northern Macva is of a plain-swampy character, suitable for field and vegetable growing.

It is directly connected to the European route E70 via the State road 20, to the north, while it is connected to the Badovinci border crossing to the south.

Historical population[2][1]
Year Population
1931. 2,274
1948. 2,424
1953. 2,479
1961. 2,443
1971. 2,338
1981. 2,323
1991. 2,237
2002. 2,120
2011. 1,866

It is known as the place of origin of Stojan Čupić (hero of The First Serbian Uprising). He was called ‘Zmaj od Noćaja’ (“the dragon of Noćaj” in English). The football club from Noćaj is called ‘Zmaj’.

  1. Republički Zavod za Statistiku Srbije. (2014). Uporedni pregled broja stanovnika 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002. i 2011.: podaci po naseljima = Comparative overview of the number of population in 1948, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2002 and 2011 : data by settlements. Beograd. ISBN 978-86-6161-109-4. OCLC 881358320.
  2. Дефинитивни резултати пописа становништва од 31. марта 1931. године, књига 1. Београд: Краљевина Југославија – Општа државна статистика, 1937.
  • Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
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