karachai-cherkess autonomous region

Karachai-Cherkess Republic

[kahr-uh-chahy-cher-kes; Russian kuh-ruh-chyahy-chyir-kyes]
an autonomous republic in the S Russian Federation in Europe, in the Caucasus. 5442 sq. mi. (14,100 sq. km). Capital: Cherkessk.
Also, Karachayevo-Cherkess Republic.
Formerly Karachai-Cherkess Autonomous Region.
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Karachai-Cherkess Republic or Karachayevo-Cherkess Republic (kərʌˈtʃaɪtʃɛəˈkɛs, kərʌˈtʃaɪɛvəʊtʃɛəˈkɛs)
Also called: Karachai-Cherkessia a constituent republic of W Russia, on the N side of the Caucasus Mountains. Capital: Cherkessk. Pop: 439 700 (2002). Area: 14 100 sq km (5440 sq miles)
Karachayevo-Cherkess Republic or Karachayevo-Cherkess Republic (kərʌˈtʃaɪtʃɛəˈkɛs, kərʌˈtʃaɪɛvəʊtʃɛəˈkɛs, kærəˌtʃaɪtʃɛəˈkɛsɪə)

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