Krajina - Political Regions

Political Regions

Subdivisions of Austria-Hungary:

  • Military Krajina (Military Frontier, Militärgrenze), borderland of Austria against the Ottoman Empire. It was further divided into:
    • Banat Krajina (on the Serbian-Romanian border)
    • Croatian Krajina (on the border of western Croatia and Bosnia)
    • Slavonian Krajina (on the border of Serbia and eastern Croatia towards Bosnia)

Political units formed during the war in Croatia in the 1990s:

  • Republic of Serbian Krajina
  • SAO Krajina
  • SAO Kninska Krajina, Kninska Krajina since the Yugoslav wars is used by some to signify two regions Knin and its surroundings, and to a larger extend Krajina proper (referring to main portion of Republic of Serb Krajina).
  • SAO Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srem, sometimes called Podunavska Krajina

Political unit formed during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s:

  • SAO Bosanska Krajina

Where the term "Serbian Krajina" or "Krajina" alone is used, it probably refers to the former Republic of Serbian Krajina.

In Russia:

  • "krai" or "kray" is the word for the territories of Russia, a second-level subdivision

In Slovakia:

  • "kraj" is used for the regions of Slovakia, a first-level subdivision

In Czech Republic:

  • "kraj" is used for the regions of the Czech Republic, a first-level subdivision

In Ukraine:

  • Krajina or країна - means country, land in Ukrainian. Ukrajina is Ukrainian ethnonym for Ukraine. See also: Name of Ukraine.

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