Special administrative region
A special administrative region, or SAR may be:

People's Republic of China
  • Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, self-governing country subdivision in Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

     (established in 1997) and Macau
    Macau , also spelled Macao , is, along with Hong Kong, one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China...

     (established in 1999)

Republic of China
  • Special administrative region (Republic of China)
    Special administrative region (Republic of China)
    In the subdivision of the Republic of China , "special administrative regions" were historically used to designate special areas, most of which were eventually converted into provinces...

    , also translated as "special administrative districts", historic administrative divisions set up by the Republic of China when it administered mainland China

North Korea
  • Administrative divisions of North Korea#Special Administrative Regions: Sinuiju Special Administrative Region
    Sinuiju Special Administrative Region
    Sinŭiju Special Administrative Region was a proposed special administrative region of North Korea, on the border with China. It was established in September 2002 in an area including parts of Sinŭiju and the surrounding area, in an attempt to introduce market economics, and is directly governed as...

    (established 2002, present status unclear)
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