Backa Topola

On the international road Belgrade – Novi Sad – Subotica – Hungary, on the slopes of Telečka Hills, in the valley of river Krivaja, there is situated Bačka Topola on the surface of 596 km2.

On the north there is the border to Subotica community, on the north -east with Senta community, on the east with Ada community, on the south -east is Bečej community, on the south there is Mali Iđoš community, on south – west is Kula community and on the west Sombor community.
According to the last register in 2011. there are 33.268 inhabitants.

Since 1462. this area is feudal household, and in XVI century it becomes larger settled place which was later inhabited by Serbs, Hungarians, Slovaks, Croatians, Ruthenians, Montenegro and others. Since 1873., when there was built the railroad Subotica – Novi Sad, Bačka Topola had faster economic development.

That is the cross road of six roads on the territory of middle and north Bačka.

In Bačka Topola there are some important buildings with the characteristics of baroque style, and the catholic church (1905) is in pseudo – gothic style (belfry 74 m high). In Bačka Topola are developed craftwork and merchandise, than furniture industry, metal products and pastas, flour – milling industry and others.

On the 13,5 km (through Bajša) from Bačka Topola is the agricultural and tourist complex “Panonija”, and 6 km in Subotica direction agricultural complex “Zobnatica”, with the famous stud farm (founded in 1750). In “Zobnatica” there are grown the horses of English half – breed race so called “bačka horse”, the winners on many national and international competitions.

The community of Bačka Topola has 23 settled places: Pačir, Stara Moravica, Bački Sokolac, Tomislavci, (Orešković before), Karađorđevo, Mali Beograd, Zobnatica, Mićunovo, Novo Orahovo, Obornjača, Kavilo, Svetićevo, Pobeda, Gunaroš, Bagremovo, Njegoševo, Bačka Topola, Bajša, Panonija, Srednji Salaš, Rogatica, Krivaja, Duboka.