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South Ossetia profile - Facts

  • Territory: South Ossetia
  • Status: Break-away region of Georgia. Separated from Georgia in a 1991-92 war.
  • Population: 52,000 (2013 estimate)
  • Capital: Tskhinvali
  • Major languages: Ossetian, Georgian, Russian
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Currency: Russian rouble, Georgian lari