Kabardino-Balkaria profile

  • Territory: Kabardino-Balkaria
  • Status: Semi-autonomous region of Russia
  • Capital: Nalchik
  • Area: 12,500 sq km (4,826 sq miles)
  • Population: 900,500 (Rosstat, 2002)
  • Languages: Kabardian, Russian
  • Main religion: Islam
  • Main industries: Ore-mining, timber

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