SAO Herzegovina

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Serbian Autonomous Region
of Herzegovina
Српска аутономна област Херцеговина
Srpska autonomna oblast Hercegovina
Self-proclaimed entity

1991-1992


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Capital Trebinje
Government Provisional government
Historical era Breakup of Yugoslavia
 -  Established 1991
 -  Disestablished 1992

The SAO of Herzegovina (Serbian: Српска аутономна област Херцеговина, Srpska autonomna oblast Hercegovina ) was a self-proclaimed Serbian Autonomous Region within today's Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was proclaimed by the Assembly of the Association of Municipalities of Bosnian Krajina in 19911 and was subsequently included into Republika Srpska. SAO Herzegovina was located in the geographical region of Herzegovina. It was also known as SAO Eastern Herzegovina (SAO Istočna Hercegovina / САО Источна Херцеговина).

History

SAO Herzegovina was formed from the Association of Municipalities (a government in SFRY) known as Assembly of the Communities of Eastern Herzegovina, which was formed on 27 May 1991. The SAO Herzegovina was formed on 12 September 1991. It consisted of Eastern Herzegovina which had a Serb ethnic majority. Its capital was Trebinje.

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