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Potisje region

Potisje region

Potisje occupies the area around the river Tisa, from the Hungarian border to the municipality of Becej. The greatest beauty and natural gift to this part of Vojvodina is the river Tisa. Communities that tend toward this beautiful river are: Coka, Novi Knezevac, Kanjiza and Senta.

The Tisa River, with its calm and winding course with a great number of cut meanders and very rich flora and fauna, conjures up in the small area all beauties of the Pannonian plain.

Senta is the most important town of this region. The first information about Senta dates from 1216. It is known in the history the famous battle near Senta, when the Turkish army was heavily defeated by the Hungarians and after which the Turkish army did not recover at all. Today in Senta, there are the Museum and the Archives where the oldest fine art colony in Vojvodina is established in 1952.

Kanjiza was first mentioned in 1071. In the 16th century, the Turks took this region and after Karlovac's peace and forming of the military border, two bigger settlements were seperated by the Tisa – Kanjiza and Novi Knezevac were separately developing. Kanjiza received the status of a town in 1908. By the bridge over the Tisa, there was also one of the most important terminals.

The whole Potisje is known for its big and well equipped hunting grounds. For example, the hunting ground Sencanski Salasi (Senta's Farms) occupies an area as big as the whole community of Senta. There are numerous sand beaches, which are convenient for recreation by the Tisa, but the most important is that one in Kanjiza.

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