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UJVIDEK (German, Neusatz)

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 564 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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UJVIDEK (German, Neusatz) , a town of Hungary in the county of Bacs-Bodrog, 171 M. S.S.E. of Budapest by rail. Pop. (1900), 28,763. It is situated on the left bank of the Danube near the terminus of the Franz-Josef canal. It is the seat of a Greek Orthodox bishop, and has become the literary and religious centre of the Servians in Hungary, especially since the foundation in 1864 of the Matica Srbska, or Servian Literary Society. The town was founded in the middle of the 18th century, and was almost totally destroyed during the revolution of 1848-49. On the opposite bank of the Danube, connected with Ujvidek by a railway bridge, lies Petervarad or Peterwardein.
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Ujvidek is not a Hungarian town. The town's name is "Novi Sad" and it is the capitol of the northern Serbian province Vojvodina for 200 yrs now. "Ujvidek" is only a Hungarian word for this town. Total Misleading ! Novi Sad (nô`vē säd), Ger. Neusatz, Hung. Újvidék, city (1991 pop. 179,626), N Serbia and Montenegro, in Serbia, on the Danube River. The capital of the Vojvodina region and an industrial center and port, its industries produce processed foods, textiles, electrical equipment, and munitions. It is the site of a major oil refinery. Known in the 16th cent., it rapidly developed as a commercial center, became an Orthodox episcopal see, and was made (1748) a royal free city of Austria-Hungary. In the 18th and early 19th cent. Novi Sad was the center of the Serbian literary revival. It was incorporated into Yugoslavia (now Serbia and Montenegro) in 1918. The city has Serbian Orthodox churches, a university, and numerous cultural facilities.
Whilst agreeing with some of this comment, it is only fair to point out that the original text was written in 1911 when Ujvidek WAS part of Hungry. Perhaps it needs to be made clearer to readers that these are historical records and not modern day articles.
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