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Information: Vojvodina, officially the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, is a region within Serbia located in the Pannonian plain, a region of central Europe. It shares borders with Romania in the east, Hungary in the north, Croatia in the west, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the southwest. The southern border is administrative line to Šumadija and Western Serbia, Belgrade, and Southern and Eastern Serbia.
Slavs settled today's Vojvodina in the 6th and 7th centuries, before some of them crossed the rivers Sava and Danube and settled in the Balkans.
Between 1941 and 1944, during World War II, Nazi Germany and its allies, Hungary and the Independent State of Croatia, occupied Vojvodina. The occupying powers committed numerous crimes against the civilian population. When Axis occupation ended in 1944, the region was temporarily placed under a military administration (1944 to 1945) run by the new communist authorities. During and after the military administration, several thousands of citizens were killed.
The region was politically restored in 1944 and became an autonomous province of Serbia in 1945.
Vojvodina is more diverse than the rest of Serbia with more than twenty-five ethnic groups and six languages which are in the official use by the provincial administration.
National Dance: Vranjanka kolo
Location: Northern Serbia
Religion: Eastern Orthodox Christian
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