Đeletovci

Đeletovci
Village
Đeletovci train station
Đeletovci
Coordinates: 45°10′59″N 19°00′47″E / 45.183°N 19.013°E / 45.183; 19.013Coordinates: 45°10′59″N 19°00′47″E / 45.183°N 19.013°E / 45.183; 19.013
Country  Croatia
Region Syrmia (Podunavlje)
County Vukovar-Srijem
Municipality Nijemci
Population (2001)
  Total 684
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Đeletovci is a village in the municipality of Nijemci within the Vukovar-Srijem County, Croatia. It had a population of 684 people in the 2001 census.[1] The village is located on the Zagreb-Belgrade Railway.[2]

The village is best known for oil fields located in the vicinity owned by INA. The village is inhabited mostly Catholic Croats. Đeletovci was occupied by Yugoslavian army and by Republic of Serb Krajina forces on October 1, 1991.[3] The village was integrated into the rebel Republic of Serb Krajina during the Yugoslav Wars. The Scorpions paramilitary controlled the village during the war and remained there until 1996 when the United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium took control of the area.[3] In 1998, the area was reintegrated into the Republic of Croatia. During the war, Serb forces evicted 900 inhabitants of the village.[4] By 1999 only 80 had returned. By 2001 there were 684 people in the village.[1]

Culture

The village has a cultural association KUD Grančica.[5] The association was founded in 1965.[6]

References

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