Autonomous republics of Ukraine

Ukraine is administratively divided into 27 regions, one of which is an autonomous republic, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Its administrative status is recognized in the Ukrainian Constitution in Chapter X: Autonomous Republic of Crimea and is governed in accordance with laws passed by Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.[1]

ISO code[2]NameFlagCoat of armsStatusCapitalArea (sq mi)Population
UA-43 Autonomous Republic of Crimea Autonomous Republic Simferopol 10,038 1,966,801
Autonomous republic of Ukraine
CategorySubdivision of a unitary state
Location Ukraine
GovernmentSupreme Council

List of former republics

In the past, there were two autonomous soviet socialist republics within the general administrative division of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

NameTime periodFlagCoat of armsCapitalArea (sq mi)Population
Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic 1991–1992 Simferopol 10,070 2,183,000 (1989)
Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic 1924–1940 Chisinau (occupied)[3] 3,100 572,339 (1940)


  1. Kuibida, Vasyl (18 November 2008). "The concept of reform of the administrative-territorial structure of Ukraine. Project". Kyiv Regional Center for International Relations and Business (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. "Ukraine Regions". Statoids. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  3. Officially capital was the city of Chisinau, but temporarily the autonomous republic was governed at first from Balta, then Birzula, and finally - Tiraspol.
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