Catholic Church of St. John Nepomuk
|Coordinates :||45 ° 32 ' N , 20 ° 48' E|
|Height :||81 m. i. J.|
|Area :||48.7 km²|
|Residents :||831 (2011)|
|Population density :||17 inhabitants per km²|
|Telephone code :||(+381) 023|
|Postal code :||23234|
|License plate :||ZR|
|Structure and administration|
|Mayor :||Dragan Milenković ( DS )|
Međa [ mɛ̌d̠͡ʑa ] ( Serbian - Cyrillic Међа , Hungarian Párdány , German Pardan , Romanian Meda ) is a village in the Opština Žitište , Serbia with 831 inhabitants. The place is about a kilometer west of the border with Romania .
Međa is one of the oldest places in the Banat . It was first mentioned as a monastery in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1247 under the name Párdány or Pardanj. During the Ottoman rule , the place is mainly inhabited by Serbs, who were followed by Germans and Magyars in the second half of the 18th century . The place was separated into a Serbian and a German-Hungarian part until 1907.
After the First World War , Pardanj was awarded to Romania by the Peace Treaty of Versailles and in 1924 it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes . The name of the city was changed to Ninčićevo ( Serbian - Cyrillic Нинчићево ) in honor of the successful diplomatic border shift by the then Foreign Minister Momčilo Ninčić .
After the Second World War , the German residents were expelled from the village. They were followed by settlers from Bosnia and Herzegovina , who renamed the place Međa ( German border ) due to its geographical location on the border with Romania .
The majority of the village's population belongs to the Serbian Orthodox Church . In the village is the Serbian Orthodox parish church of St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel , built from 1760 to 1770 .
In Međa there is also the Roman Catholic Church of St. John Nepomuk and there is a Roman Catholic cemetery.
sons and daughters of the town
- Count János Butler de Párdány , Hungarian aristocrat , whose life was the inspiration for the Kálmán Mikszáth novel " Strange Marriage ".
- Vuk Drašković (* 1946), writer and Foreign Minister of Serbia
Međa on the official website of the Žitište Serbian administration