Kozhuun (Tuvan: кожуун) is the Tuvan term of an historical feudal administrative division known as a banner.

The term kozhuun is used today as a unit in the system of the administrative divisions of the Tuva Republic of Russia.[1] A typical federal subject of Russia is subdivided into raions. Kozhuun is an ethnic name for a raion, used only in Tuva.

Tuva historically had nine kozhuun. Each kozhuun was divided into sumus which was then subdivided into arbans.

List of historical kozhuunsEdit

  1. Tozhu
  2. Salchak
  3. Oyunnar
  4. Khemchik
  5. Khaasuut
  6. Shalyk
  7. Nibazy
  8. Daa-van and Choodu
  9. Beezi

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Constitution, Article 138.2a


  • 6 мая 2001 г. «Конституция Республики Тыва», в ред. Конституционного закона №1419 ВХ-2 от 10 июля 2009 г «О внесении изменений в статью 113 Конституции Республики Тыва». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Тувинская правда", 15 мая 2001 г. (May 6, 2001 Constitution of the Tyva Republic, as amended by the Constitutional Law #1419 VKh-2 of July 10, 2009 On Amending Article 113 of the Constitution of the Tyva Republic. Effective as of the official publication date.).