Autonomous oblast


Autonomous oblast

An autonomous oblast is an autonomous entity within the state which is on the "oblast" (province) level of the overall administrative subdivision.

oviet Union

Russia

Former Yugoslavia

In the early stages of the Yugoslav wars Serbs declared oblasts (meaning region in Serbian) in Bosnia and Croatia. These oblasts were called "Српска Аутономна Област" or "Srpska Autonomna Oblast" (SAO, Serbian Autonomous Oblast/Region). Oblast means region, but can also mean district.

SAOs in Croatia:
*SAO Kninska Krajina
*SAO Krajina
*SAO Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srem
*SAO Western Slavonia

SAOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina (total of 4):
*SAO Bosanska Krajina, sometimes called Autonomous Region of Krajina (Autonomna Oblast Krajina)
*SAO Herzegovina
*SAO North-Eastern Bosnia
*SAO Romanija


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