|Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya|
Banat, Ba?ka i Baranja
|Province of the Kingdom of Serbia and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes|
Banat, Ba?ka and Baranja in 1918-1919
|Today part of|| Croatia|
Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya (Serbo-Croatian: Banat, Ba?ka i Baranja / , ? ) was a de facto province of the Kingdom of Serbia and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes between November 1918 and 1922. It included the geographical regions of Banat, Ba?ka, and Baranya and its administrative center was Novi Sad.
The official name of the province was Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya, but it was also unofficially known as Vojvodina.
Following the collapse of Austria-Hungary in October 1918, the regions of Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya came under control of the Serbian army, in November. They entered Novi Sad on 9 November and dismantled the Hungarian-supported Banat Republic on 15 November. The local ethnic Serb population from these regions had already formed its own administration under the supreme authority of Serb National Board in Novi Sad.
On November 25, 1918, the Great National Assembly of Serbs, Bunjevci and other Slavs ( ? ?, ? ? ?, Velika narodna skup?tina Srba, Bunjevaca i ostalih Slovena) German: Große Volksversammlung der Serben, Bunjewatzen und der übrigen Slawen) from Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya, voted that these regions join to the Kingdom of Serbia. The assembly numbered 757 deputies, of whom 578 were Serbs, 84 Bunjevci, 62 Slovaks, 21 Rusyns, 6 Germans, 3 ?okci, 2 Croats, and 1 Hungarian.
The Great People's Assembly decided to join Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya to Serbia, and formed a new local administration (government) in these regions known as the People's Administration for Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya (Serbo-Croatian: Narodna uprava za Banat, Ba?ku i Baranju / ? , ? ). The president of the People's Administration was Jovan Lalo?evi?. The People's Council was formed as the legislative body of the province.
Although the government in Belgrade accepted the decision that Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya had joined Serbia, it did not recognize the People's Administration. The People's Administration for Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya was active until March 11, 1919, when it held its last session.
Before the peace conference defined the exact borders of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the People's Administration for Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya also administered parts of Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya that today belong to Romania and Hungary.
After the Paris peace conference, the Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya province remained in place until the Vidovdan Constitution of 1921 which established the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes as a unitary state and replaced in 1922 the 8 Pokrajinas (provinces) by 33 new administrative oblasts (counties) ruled from the center.
The population of Banat, Ba?ka and Baranya (within the borders defined by the peace conference) was 1,365,596, including 29.1% Serbs, 27.71% Hungarians, 23.10% Germans, and others. Serbs and Croats together comprised 36.80% of population of the region.
The legislative body (parliament) of the province was known as the Great People's Council (Veliki Narodni Savet), while executive body (government) was known as the People's Administration (Narodna Uprava). The Great People's Council consisted of 50 members, which included 35 Serbs, 8 Bunjevci, 5 Slovaks, 1 Krashovan, and 1 Uniate priest.
The People's Administration included following sections:
Kingdom of Dalmatia
Banat, Ba?ka and Baranja
Free State of Fiume
Italian province of Zadar
Fascist Italy and
|Democratic Federal Yugoslavia
Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Consisted of the
Socialist Republics of
| Republic of Slovenia|
Independent State of Croatia
| Republic of Croatiab|
Croatian War of Independence
|Bosnia|| Bosnia and Herzegovinac|
|Vojvodina||Part of the Délvidék region of Hungary||Autonomous Banatd
(part of the German
Territory of the
| Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Consisted of the
Republic of Serbia (1992-2006)
|State Union of Serbia and Montenegro||Republic of Serbia|| of Serbia|
Includes the autonomous province of Vojvodina
|Serbia||Kingdom of Serbia
|Territory of the Military Commander in Serbia|
|Kosovo||Part of the Kingdom of Serbia
|Mostly annexed by Albania
along with western Macedonia and south-eastern Montenegro
|Republic of Kosovog|
|Metohija||Kingdom of Montenegro|
Metohija controlled by Austria-Hungary 1915-1918
|Montenegro||Protectorate of Montenegrof
|Vardar Macedonia||Part of the Kingdom of Serbia
|Annexed by the Kingdom of Bulgaria
|Republic of North Macedoniah|