When speaking about population migration in the Pannonian Plain region, one must emphasize the fact that in any other area of Europe there has not been noted such a frequency of people, cultures, and human achievements like here. The Pannonian plain endured all of these movements because it is located on the main roads and waterways, and is influenced by the Crusades, the Avars and the Turkish conquests. During the great migration of people, our ancestors settled here together with the Huns and the Avars in the seventh century.
Bački Petrovac is in an area that has been inhabited since ancient times, but because of the constant riots, nobody has lived here for a long time. According to historical data, the first inhabitants were Celts and Lazyges, a large number of the conquerors of the Avars, who quickly moved. After them, Slovenian tribes Bodrici and Limiganti are mentioned, the Hungarians, the Turks, the Serbs came after, and the Czechs then came in the 16th century. After the battle of Mohács in 1526, the Turks ravaged the entire Backa and destroyed 734 populated places. Many of them have not been restored, but their names have remained.