Place:North Caucasus, Georgia, United States

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NameNorth Caucasus
Alt namesCiscaucasussource: Wikipedia
Forecaucasussource: Wikipedia
Front Caucasussource: Wikipedia
North Caucasiasource: Family History Library Catalog
Severnyĭ Kavkaz
TypeHistorical Region, Region
Located inGeorgia, United States
Also located inYuzhny, Russia    
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The North Caucasus or Ciscaucasia is the northern part of the Caucasus region between the Sea of Azov and Black Sea on the west and the Caspian Sea on the east, within Asian Russia. Geographically, the Northern Caucasus (territory north of the Greater Caucasus Range) includes the Russian republics and krais of the North Caucasus. As part of the Russian Federation, the Northern Caucasus region is included in the North Caucasian and Southern Federal Districts and consists of Krasnodar Krai, Stavropol Krai, and the constituent republics, approximately from west to east: the Republic of Adygea, Karachay–Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria, North Ossetia–Alania, Ingushetia, Chechnya, and the Republic of Dagestan.

Geographically, the term North Caucasus also refers to the northern slope and western extremity of the Caucasus Major mountain range, as well as a part of its southern slope to the West (until the Psou River in Abkhazia). The Forecaucasus steppe area is often also encompassed under the notion of "Ciscaucasus", thus the northern boundary of the Forecaucasus steppe is generally considered to be the Manych River.

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