This article is about the town in Serbia. For the village in Slovakia, see Šid, Lučenec.
Municipality and Town

Coat of arms

Location of the municipality of Šid within Serbia
Coordinates: 45°07′N 19°14′E / 45.117°N 19.233°E / 45.117; 19.233Coordinates: 45°07′N 19°14′E / 45.117°N 19.233°E / 45.117; 19.233
Country Serbia
Province Vojvodina
District Syrmia
Settlements 19
  Mayor Nikola Vasić (SNS)
  Municipality 687 km2 (265 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
  Town 14,893
  Municipality 34,188
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22240
Area code +381 22
Car plates ŠI
Website www.sid.rs

Šid (Serbian Cyrillic: Шид, pronounced [ʃîːd]) is a town and municipality in the Syrmia District of Vojvodina, Serbia. Šid town has a population of 14,893, and Šid municipality 34,188.


In Serbian, the town is known as Šid (Шид), in Croatian as Šid, in Hungarian as Sid, in German as Schid, in Slovak as Šíd, and in Rusyn as Шид.


Šid was firstly mentioned in 1702. At first, settlement was part of Danubian Military Frontier, but since the middle of the 18th century, it was part of the Syrmia County of the Habsburg Kingdom of Slavonia. In 1848-1849, Šid was part of Serbian Vojvodina, and in 1849-1860 part of Voivodeship of Serbia and Banat of Temeschwar. After the abolishment of the voivodeship in 1860, Šid was again incorporated into Syrmia County of the Kingdom of Slavonia. In 1868, Kingdom of Slavonia was joined with the Kingdom of Croatia into the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, which was part of the Kingdom of Hungary and Austria-Hungary. Šid was a district center within Syrmia County. In 1910, ethnic Serbs were in absolute majority in the town,[3][4] while other sizable ethnic groups included Rusyns, Slovaks and Croats.

In 1918, the town first became part of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, then part of the Kingdom of Serbia and finally part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. From 1918 to 1922, Šid was part of the Syrmia county, from 1922 to 1929 part of the Syrmia oblast, from 1929 to 1931 part of the Drina Banovina, from 1931 to 1939 part of the Danube Banovina, and from 1939 to 1941 part of the Banovina of Croatia. During World War II, from 1941 to 1944, the town was occupied by Axis troops and was included into the Pavelić's Independent State of Croatia. In 1944, Šid was liberated by Yugoslav partisans and until April 1945, a number of battles of the Syrmian Front campaign were fought near the town. The Yugoslav Partisans mined the local Catholic church during the offensive in late 1944.[5] Since 1944, the town is part of Vojvodina, which (from 1945) was an autonomous province of Serbia and Yugoslavia.

On 5 November 1991, the Serbian government accused Croatian forces of firing 15 artillery rockets into the city, killing four people and wounding 12 in what became the first attack on Serbian soil during the Yugoslav Wars.[6][7] In 2009, Šid was declared mine-free after demining actions to remove explosives dating from the conflict.[8]

Inhabited places

Map of Šid municipality

Šid municipality encompasses of town of Šid, and following villages:

Ethnic groups (2002 census)

The population of the Šid municipality:

Most of the settlements in the municipality have an ethnic Serb majority. The settlement with Slovak ethnic majority is Ljuba. Ethnically mixed settlements are Bikić Do (with relative Rusyn majority) and Sot (with relative Serb majority).


Near the Privina Glava village is Privina Glava Monastery. According to the legend, the monastery was founded by the squire Priva in the 12th century.

In Šid, there is a museum dedicated to an important Serbian artist Sava Šumanović, and a museum of naïve art "Ilijanum" consisting of more than 300 works of fine art, mainly paintings.

Twin towns – Sister cities

There are three official sister cities of Šid:


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See also


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