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ID: 7012289
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of South Ossetia (region (geographic))  South Ossetia (region (geographic))

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 20 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.3333  decimal degrees
Long: 044 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 44.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Region located along the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus, with a strong Russian identity. A secessionist movement in the late 1980s began, with extensive fighting in 1991, ending in a cease fire brokered by Russia in 1992. In 1993, the South Ossetian government declared themselves a republic, however this was not internationally recognized. Fighting commenced again in 2008, with tensions continuing after a French-brokered cease fire. The region declared its independence in 2008, however, only several countries including Russia, recognize its independence, against international criticism. Most of inhabitants are Ossetians, with a large minority of Georgians; grain, fruit, and vines are cultivated on small percentage of land; other industries are forestry and sheep rearing.

Names:
South Ossetia (preferred,C,O,English-P,U,N)
Samkhret’ Oset’is AO (C,V)
Samkhret’ Oset’is Avtonomiuri Olk’i (C,V)
Yuzhnaya Osetiya (C,V)
Jugo-Osetija (C,V)
Jugo-Osetinskaja Avtonomnaja Oblast' (H,V)
Yugo-Osetinskaja Avtonomnaja Oblast' (H,V)
Yugo-Osetinskaya Avtonomnaya Oblast (H,V)
Yugo-Osetinskaya autonomous oblast (H,O)
South Ossetian AO (H,O)
South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Georgia (nation)  ........  Georgia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of South Ossetia (region (geographic))  ............  South Ossetia (region (geographic)) (P)

Place Types:
region (geographic) (preferred, C)
autonomous region (C)  ............  declared independence in 2008, though this is internationally disputed

Sources and Contributors:
Jugo-Osetija..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-82
Jugo-Osetinskaja Avtonomnaja Oblast'..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-83
Samkhret’ Oset’is AO..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 January 2015
Samkhret’ Oset’is Avtonomiuri Olk’i..........  [VP]
...........................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 January 2015
South Ossetia..........  [VP]
..........................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 611
..........................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 612
..........................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 12 January 2015
..........................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 January 2015
..........................  Russia, National Geographic (1993) map supplement
South Ossetian AO..........  [VP]
................................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 356
South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 January 2015
Yugo-Osetinskaja Avtonomnaja Oblast'..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 870
Yugo-Osetinskaya autonomous oblast..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 870
Yugo-Osetinskaya Avtonomnaya Oblast..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 870
Yuzhnaya Osetiya..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 12 January 2015
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 611
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 612
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 870
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 12 January 2015
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-83
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-82
..................  Russia, National Geographic (1993) map supplement
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 356
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 12 January 2015

 

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