Palić (Serbian: Палић, Palić, Croatian: Palić, Hungarian Palics, German: Palitsch) is a town in
Serbia, 8 km away from Subotica, and 18 km away from the border between Serbiaand Hungary. It is a part of the SuboticaMunicipality, North Bačka District, autonomous province of Vojvodina. The town has a Hungarian ethnic majority and its population numbering 7,745 people (2002 census). Many tourists come to Palić every year because of the Palić lake. There are over 450 guest houses, and even a five-star hotel. It is known for its international film festival which takes place every summer. This year (2008) the life achievement award was presented to the British film director Ken Loach.
Ethnic groups (2002 census)
Hungarians= 4,178 (53.95%)
Serbs= 1,930 (24.92%)
Croats= 399 (5.15%)
Yugoslavs= 351 (4.53%)
Bunjevci= 335 (4.33%)
Palić lakecovers an area of 380 ha, with a 17 km shore line. The average depth of the lake is 2 m, and there are lots of fish in it. In 1995the Tisa-Palić canal was opened so that the lake would remain as healthy as it was before in spite of development around the lake.
The "Great" Park
The "Great" Park is an urban park in the centre of Palić city. It was opened in
1840and today has a total area of 19 ha. The park has around 2,100 hours of sun each year (just like Opatija, Kraljevicaor Zlatibor). The average air temperature in summer is 20 °C, and the average precipitation is 540 mm.
There are lots of hotels, restaurants and beaches in the "Great" Park. There is also a
Zoological park, one of only three existing in Serbia.
*Slobodan Ćurčić, Broj stanovnika Vojvodine, Novi Sad, 1996.
List of places in Serbia
List of cities, towns and villages in Vojvodina
* [http://www.palic.rs www.palic.rs - Official tourism site]
* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/YI/2/Palic.html Geographical information about Palić]
* [http://maps.google.com/?ll=46.102519,19.756508&spn=0.065583,0.154152&t=k&om=1 Palić on Google Maps]
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