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Dalj (Serbian Cyrillic: Даљ,[1] Hungarian: Dálya, German: Dallia) is a village on the Danube in eastern Croatia, near the confluence of the Drava and Danube, on the border with Serbia. It is located on the D519 road, south of its intersection with the D213 road and the Vukovar–Erdut railway. Administratively it is located in the municipality of Erdut, Osijek-Baranja County. Although the seat of the municipality is Erdut, Dalj is the largest village and all of the municipal institutions are located here.

History

House in Dalj where Milutin Milanković was born

Prehistory

One Scordisci archaeological site in Dalj dating back to late La Tène culture was excavated in the 1970s and 1980s as a part of rescue excavations in eastern Croatia.[3] Archaeological site was a part of the settlement network of Scordisci in the area of Vinkovci.[3]

Croatian War of Independence

During the Croatian War of Independence, the village became the site of the Dalj massacre - killing of 39 prisoners of war in August 1991. The prisoners were captured as Croatian policemen, Croatian National Guard troops and Civil defencemen and killed after the Yugoslav People's Army and Serbian paramilitaries captured Dalj on 1 August. Goran Hadžić, Croatian Serb political leader at the time, is charged with the war crime.[4]

As of July 2013 Hadžić is on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The ICTY also charged Hadžić with illegal detention of hundreds of civilians in Dalj police station and a hangar near village's railway station.[5] The detainees were beaten and otherwise physically abused.[6]

Demographics

Ethnic composition according to 1991 census:[citation needed]

Education

Secondary

High School Dalj is public high school in Dalj. School offers students the following educational programs: Economist, Commercial Officer (in Serbian), Agricultural Technician and Agricultural Technician General.

Notable natives and residents

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Government of Croatia (October 2013). "Peto izvješće Republike Hrvatske o primjeni Europske povelje o regionalnim ili manjinskim jezicima" (PDF) (in Croatian). Council of Europe. p. 36. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Dalj". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ a b Dizdar, Marko (2016). "Late La Tène Settlements in the Vinkovci Region (Eastern Slavonia, Croatia): Centres of Trade and Exchange" (PDF). Boii - Taurisci: Proceedings of the International Seminar, Oberleis-Klement, June 14th-15th, 2012. Austrian Academy of Sciences Press: 31–48. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  4. Scordisci archaeological site in Dalj dating back to late La Tène culture was excavated in the 1970s and 1980s as a part of rescue excavations in eastern Croatia.[3] Archaeological site was a part of the settlement network of Scordisci in the area of Vinkovci.[3]

    Croatian War of Independence

    During the Croatian War of Independence, the village became the site of the Dalj massacre - killing of 39 prisoners of war in August 1991. The prisoners were captured as Croatian policemen, Croatian National Guard troops and Civil defencemen and killed after the Yugoslav People's Army and Serbian paramilitaries captured Dalj on 1 August. Goran Hadžić, Croatian Serb political leader at the time, is charged with the war crime.[4]

    As of July 2013 Hadžić is on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The ICTY also charged Hadžić with illegal detention of hundreds of civilians in Dalj police station and a hangar near village's railway station.[5] The detainees were beaten and otherwise physically abused.[6]

    Demographics

    Ethnic composition according to 1991 census:[citation needed]