Dalmatia (Roman province)

Dalmatia was a Roman province. Its name is derived from the name of an Illyrian tribe called the Dalmatae, which lived in the central area of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. It encompassed the northern part of present-day Albania, much of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia, thus covering an area significantly larger than the current Croatian region of Dalmatia. Originally this region was called Illyria (in Greek) or Illyricum (in Latin).

Provincia Dalmatia
Province of the Roman Empire
32 BC–481/482 AD

Province of Dalmatia within the Empire
CapitalSalona
Historical eraAntiquity
220 BC - 168 BC
 Established
32 BC
 Disestablished
481/482 AD
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Illyricum (Roman province)
Ostrogothic Kingdom

The province of Illyricum was dissolved and replaced by two separate provinces: Dalmatia and Pannonia.