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KARLOWITZ, or CARLOWITZ (Hungarian, K...

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 679 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KARLOWITZ, or CARLOWITZ (Hungarian, Karloeza; Croatian, Karlovci), a city of Croatia-Slavonia, in the county of Syrmia; on the right bank of the Danube, and on the railway from Peterwardein, 6 m. N.W. to Belgrade. Pop. (1900), 5643. Karlowitz is the seat of an Orthodox metropolitan, and has several churches and schools, and a hospital. The fruit-farms and vineyards of the Fruska Gora, a range of hills to the south; yield excellent plum brandy and red wine. An obelisk at Slankamen, 13 M. E. by S., commemorates the defeat of the Turks by Louis of Baden, in 1691. The treaty of Karlowitz, between Austria, Turkey, Poland and Venice, was concluded in 1699; in 1848-1849 the city was the headquarters of Servian opposition to Hungary. It was included, until 1881, in the Military Frontier.
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