- Autonomous oblast
An autonomous oblast is an
autonomous entitywithin the state which is on the " oblast" ( province) level of the overall administrative subdivision.
In the early stages of the
Yugoslav warsSerbs 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.
SAO Kninska Krajina
SAO Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srem
SAO Western Slavonia
Bosnia and Herzegovina(total of 4):
SAO Bosanska Krajina, sometimes called Autonomous Region of Krajina (Autonomna Oblast Krajina)
SAO North-Eastern Bosnia
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