Apatin

Apatin community is situated on the north – west area of Vojvodina (west Bačka), by the left bank of the Danube river. It is on the 349 km2 of surface, and there live 28.654 inhabitants (by the last register) in one city and four village settlements (Prigrevica, Kupusina, Svilojevo and Sonta).

Apatin is connected to Sombor (16 km) by the regional road R 101 and the border line to Republic Croatia near Bogojevo (35 km). Apatin is 100 km far from Novi Sad, through Odžaci, and 120 km through Vrbas. The relief of Apatin community consists of two geo- morphological sides: the alluvial plain of Danube and loess terrace, and the average altitude is 85 m.

By flowing the west border of the territory of Apatin community (from its 1367 to 1409 km), Danube made a lot of coastal lakes, branches, ponds, river islands and stagnant tributaries. This area, where is situated the special natural reservation Gornje Podunavlje, is rich in flora and fauna.

The thermo mineral waters on the territory of Apatin community, near the nature monument “Šuma Junaković”, belong to alkali iodine hypothermal waters (similar to those in Karlovy Vary and Harkanj).

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