Morava Banovina

The Morava Banovina or Morava Banate (Serbo-Croatian: Моравска бановина / Moravska banovina), was a province (banovina) of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia between 1929 and 1941. This province consisted of parts of present-day Central Serbia (including Vushtrri and Podujevo in Kosovo) and it was named after the Morava Rivers. The capital city of the Morava Banovina was Niš.

Morava Banovina
Моравска бановина
Moravska banovina
Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Locator map Morava Banovina in Yugoslavia 1929-1939.svg
Morava Banovina (red) within
Kingdom of Yugoslavia (light yellow)
 • Coordinates43°18′00″N 21°54′00″E / 43.300°N 21.900°E / 43.300; 21.900
• Established
• Disestablished
Succeeded by
Socialist Republic of Serbia
Today part ofKosovo
Map of Morava Banovina
The building that served as administrative seat of Banovina. Today serves as University of Niš, front view
Side view


According to the 1931 Constitution of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia,

The Morava Banovina is bounded on the north and the east by the State frontiers with Romania and Bulgaria as for as the southern boundary of the district of Lužnica (at Descani Kladenac). From this point the boundary of the Banovina follows the southern boundaries of the districts of Lužnica, Niš, Dobrić, Prokuplje, Kosanica, Lab and Vushtrri, including all these districts, and at the intersection of the boundaries of the three districts of Vushtrri, Gračanica and Drenica it joins the boundary of the Zeta Banovina. The boundary then continues northwards, coinciding with the boundaries of the Zeta, Drina, and Danube Banovinas.


In 1941, the World War II Axis Powers occupied the Morava Banovina and it was made part of German and Bulgaria -occupied Serbia and Italian-occupied Albania. Following World War II, the region was made a part of Serbia within a federal Socialist Yugoslavia.

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