Autonomous republics of Ukraine

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Ukraine is administratively divided into 27 regions, one of which is an autonomous republic, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Its administrative status is recognized in the Ukrainian Constitution in Chapter X: Autonomous Republic of Crimea and is governed in accordance with laws passed by Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.[1]

List of former republics[edit]

In the past, there were two autonomous soviet socialist republics within the general administrative division of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Name Time period Flag Coat of arms Capital Area (sq mi) Population
Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic 1991–1992 Flag of Crimean ASSR Coat of arms of Crimean ASSR Simferopol 10,070 2,183,000 (1989)
Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic 1924–1940 Flag of Moldavian ASSR Coat of arms of Moldavian ASSR Chisinau (occupied)[2] 3,100 572,339 (1940)


  1. ^ Kuibida, Vasyl (18 November 2008). "The concept of reform of the administrative-territorial structure of Ukraine. Project". Kyiv Regional Center for International Relations and Business (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Officially capital was the city of Chisinau, but temporarily the autonomous republic was governed at first from Balta, then Birzula, and finally - Tiraspol.

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