Autonomous republic


Autonomous republic

An autonomous republic is a type of administrative division similar to a province. A significant number of autonomous republics can be found within the successor states of the Soviet Union, but the majority are located within Russia. Many of these republics were established during the Soviet period as Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republics, or ASSRs.

Autonomous republics within the former Soviet Socialist Republics

*Republics of Russia

*Azerbaijan: Nakhichevan, Nagorno-Karabakh
*Georgia: Abkhazia, Ajaria, South Ossetia
*Ukraine: Crimea
*Uzbekistan: Karakalpakstan
*Moldova: Transnistria

French territories

The designation also can refer to the following 13 former French territories in Africa before 1960, when all gained independence:
* Central African Republic (December 1, 1958)
* Republic of Chad (November 28, 1958)
* Republic of Dahomey (December 4, 1958)
* Gabonese Republic (November 28, 1958)
* Republic of Ivory Coast (December 4, 1958)
* Malagasy Republic (October 14, 1958)
* Islamic Republic of Mauritania (November 28, 1958)
* Middle Congo (November 28, 1958)
* Republic of Niger (December 19, 1958)
* Republic of Senegal (November 25, 1958)
* Sudanese Republic (November 24, 1958)
* Republic of Togo (February 22, 1958)
* Republic of Upper Volta (December 11, 1958)

ee also

*Autonomous entity


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