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The Republic of Chechnya is located on the north slope of the Caucasus Mountains within 100 kilometers of theCaspian Sea.

It's strategically vital to the Russian Federation for two reasons. First, access routes to both the Black Sea and theCaspian Sea go from the center of the federation through Chechnya. Second, vital Russian oil and gas pipeline connections with Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan also run through Chechnya. 

The declaration of full independence issued in 1993 by the Chechen government of Dzhokar Dudayev led to civil war in that republic, and several Russian-backed attempts to overthrow Dudayev failed in 1993 and 1994. 

Following the First Chechen War with Russia, Chechnya gained de facto independence as the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Russian federal control was restored during the Second Chechen War. Since then there has been a systematic reconstruction and rebuilding process, though sporadic fighting continues in the mountains and southern regions of the republic. 

Chechnya Facts and Figures 

arrow Official Name Chechen Republic 

arrow Population 1,268,989 (2010) 

arrow Largest City & Capital Grozny 

arrow Languages Chechen and Russian 

arrow Official Currency Ruble 

arrow Currency Converter (here) 

arrow Religions Islam is the predominant religion in Chechnya as Chechens are overwhelmingly adherents to Sunni Islam. 

arrow Flag here 

arrow Land Area 17,300 km2 (6,679.6 sq mi) 

arrow Latitude/Longitude 43º 24N, 45º 43E 

Chechnya Suggested Links 

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arrow Crisis in Chechnya 

arrow Chechnya Large Color Map here
arrow Chechnya Outline Map here

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