Nova Crnja

The Nova Crnja municipality is situated in the north-east of Serbia, in Vojvodina (mid-Banat district), on the border with Romania. The neighbourining municipalities are Kikinda and Žitište. The municipality encompasses: Aleksandrovo, Vojvoda Stepa, Nova Crnja, Radojevo, Srpska Crnja, Toba. It has 10.222 inhabitants.

In the historical and cultural sense, Nova Crnja has rich and long tradition. Radojevo and Srpska Crnja are, for the first time, mentioned in the written documents in 14th century. Culturally, ethnically and confessionally Nova Crnja is a hetereogenous environment which is the result of numerous migrations and settlements during history.

Nova Crnja has outstanding natural resources (Koštanac hunting ground is one of the oldest in the area, woodland in the Vojvoda Stepa area dates back to 18th century, thermal spas in Srpska Crnja), as well as cultural and historical monuments (a house where famous poet Đura Jakšić was born which is now a museum, the Kaštel Castle, the church of St. Prokopije, houses in Srpska Crnja where Draga Gavrilović, Aleksandar Zarin and Momčilo Milankov were born, than the St. Nicholas church in Radojevo, St. Agota church in Nova Crnja etc.).

All the above mentioned represents an excellent potential for development of hunting, spa, cultural and transit tourism. Đura Jakšić, the famous poet and painter, was born in Srpska Crnja. For almost 40 year s a cultural event calledLiparske večeri – Đurini dani is being held in his honour.