SAO Romanija

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SAO Romanija
САО Романија/SAO Romanija
Self-proclaimed entity


Capital Pale
Government Provisional government
Historical era Breakup of Yugoslavia
 •  Established 1991
 •  Disestablished 1992
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
History of Republika Srpska#1991-1995

The SAO of Romanija (Serbian: САО Романија/SAO Romanija) was a self-proclaimed ethnic Serb autonomous region within SR Bosnia and Herzegovina in the prelude to the Bosnian War. It was named after the Romanija mountain. It included parts of three municipalities with a population of 37,000.[1] It was established in September 1991 and was merged with SAO Birač in November 1991 to form the SAO Romanija-Birač.[2] In March 1992 the SAOs were unified into the Serb Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, renamed to Republika Srpska on 12 August.[2]

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  1. ^ Geert-Hinrich Ahrens (6 March 2007). Diplomacy on the Edge: Containment of Ethnic Conflict and the Minorities Working Group of the Conferences on Yugoslavia. Woodrow Wilson Center Press. pp. 577–. ISBN 978-0-8018-8557-0. 
  2. ^ a b Nigel Thomas; Darko Pavlovic; K Mikulan (20 February 2013). The Yugoslav Wars (2): Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia 1992-2001. Osprey Publishing. pp. 9–. ISBN 978-1-4728-0196-8. 

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