South Bačka
Serbian cultural roots, finance and energy

The South Backa District is an area in northern Serbia with a total of 4,016 km2. The seat of the District is Novi Sad, the second largest city in the nation after Belgrade and has two urban municipalities itself. There are additional 11 municipalities in the District: Srbobran, Bac, Becej, Vrbas, Backa Palanka, Backi Petrovac , Zabalj, Titel, Temerin, Beocin, Sremski Karlovci.

This large district is has developed industry and agriculture with Novi Sad as the major industrial and financial center in Serbia.

Both the first primary school (in Becej) and the first high school (in Sremski Karlovci) were founded in this District in the 18th century.

Novi Sad is seat of the oldest cultural and scientific institution of Serbia "Matica Srpska".


Regional stories

Rural Areas Healthcare in Balkans
By Sanja Stamenkovic, Jefferson Institute

Rural medicine is an interdisciplinary field of health care in rural areas. It incorporates a number of fields such as sociology, midwifery, nursing and economics.

Health care and need of the rural population differs from urban in many ways. Rural residents are usually pooper than the urban, and more likely to live under the poverty level line. This directly affects their lifestyle. Also, rural population usually consists of fewer working-age population. The health care needs of the children and the elderly differ significantly from those of the working age population. 

According to the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria and...