Drava Banovina (red) within
Kingdom of Yugoslavia (light yellow)
|15,849 km2 (6,119 sq mi)|
|Historical era||Interwar period|
|3 October 1929|
|16 April 1941|
|Today part of|| Slovenia|
The Drava Banovina or Drava Banate (Slovene and Serbo-Croatian: Dravska banovina), was a province (banovina) of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia between 1929 and 1941. This province consisted of most of present-day Slovenia and was named for the Drava River. The capital city of the Drava Banovina was Ljubljana.
According to the 1931 Constitution of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia,
The Drava Banovina is bounded by a line passing from the point where the northern boundary of the district of Čabar cuts the State frontier, then following the State frontier with Italy, Austria and Hungary to a point where the State frontier with Hungary reaches the river Mura (north-east of Čakovec). From the river Mura, the boundary of the Banovina follows the eastern and then the southern boundaries; of the districts of Lendava, Ljutomer, Ptuj, Šmarje, Brežice, Krško, Novo Mesto, Metlika, Črnomelj, Kočevje and Logatec, including all the districts mentioned.
Map of the Drava Banovina
The Drava Banovina was administratively subdivided into 29 counties (called srez):
In 1941 the World War II Axis powers occupied the Drava Banovina, and it was divided largely between Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, while Hungary occupied Prekmurje and the Independent State of Croatia occupied some smaller border areas.
Following World War II the region was reconstituted, with additional pre–World War II Italian territory (Julian March), as the Federal State of Slovenia, within a federal second Yugoslavia.
List of Bans
The following is the list of people who held the title of Ban (governor) of Drava Banovina: