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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 existed from 1991 to 1992 when it became part of Republika Srpska.[2] Actually it is related to the former Region of Sarajevo-Romanija, inside the historical Romanija. indeed it was established in September 1991 and was merged with SAO Birač in November 1991 to form the SAO Romanija-Birač.[3] In March 1992 the SAOs were unified into the Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, renamed to Republika Srpska on 12 August.[3]

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