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Republic of Dagestan
Республика Дагестан (Russian)
—  Republic  —


Coat of arms
Anthem: State Anthem of the Republic of Dagestan
Coordinates: 43°06′N 46°53′E / 43.100°N 46.883°E / 43.100; 46.883Coordinates: 43°06′N 46°53′E / 43.100°N 46.883°E / 43.100; 46.883
Political status
Country Russia
Federal district North Caucasian[1]
Economic region North Caucasus[2]
Established January 20, 1921[3]
Capital Makhachkala
Government (as of January 2013)
 • Head[5] Ramazan Abdulatipov[4]
 • Legislature People's Assembly[5]
Area (as of the 2002 Census)[6]
 • Total 50,300 km2 (19,400 sq mi)
Area rank 52nd
Population (2010 Census)[7]
 • Total 2,910,249
 • Rank 12th
 • Density[8] 57.86/km2 (149.9/sq mi)
 • Urban 45.2%
 • Rural 54.8%
Time zone(s) MSK (UTC+04:00)
ISO 3166-2 RU-DA
License plates 05
Official languages Russian;[9] Aghul, Avar, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Dargwa, Kumyk, Lezgian, Lak, Nogai, Rutul, Tabasaran, Tat, Tsakhur[10][11]
Official website

Dagestan is a federal subject of Russia in the Caucasus region. Its capital city is Makhachkala. Dagestan has a population of nearly 3 million. It is inhabited by over 30 different nationalities who speak 30 different languages. Most people of Dagestan are Muslims and belong to the Shafi`i school of Sunni Islam.

Etymology[change | change source]

Dagestan takes its name from two Persian words, Dag - which means Mountain, and Stan which means - Land.

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  1. Президент Российской Федерации. Указ №849 от 13 мая 2000 г. «О полномочном представителе Президента Российской Федерации в федеральном округе». Вступил в силу 13 мая 2000 г. Опубликован: "Собрание законодательства РФ", №20, ст. 2112, 15 мая 2000 г. (President of the Russian Federation. Decree #849 of May 13, 2000 On the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in a Federal District. Effective as of May 13, 2000.).
  2. Госстандарт Российской Федерации. №ОК 024-95 27 декабря 1995 г. «Общероссийский классификатор экономических регионов. 2. Экономические районы», в ред. Изменения №5/2001 ОКЭР. (Gosstandart of the Russian Federation. #OK 024-95 December 27, 1995 Russian Classification of Economic Regions. 2. Economic Regions, as amended by the Amendment #5/2001 OKER. ).
  3. Всероссийский Центральный Исполнительный Комитет. Декрет от 20 января 1921 г. «Об Автономной Дагестанской Социалистической Советской Республике». (All-Russian Central Executive Committee. Decree of January 20, 1921 On Autonomous Dagestan Socialist Soviet Republic. ).
  4. RT.ru. Putin replaces head of South Russian republic of Dagestan
  5. 5.0 5.1 Constitution, Article 8
  6. Федеральная служба государственной статистики (Federal State Statistics Service) (2004-05-21). "Территория, число районов, населённых пунктов и сельских администраций по субъектам Российской Федерации (Territory, Number of Districts, Inhabited Localities, and Rural Administration by Federal Subjects of the Russian Federation)". Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  7. "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1[[Category:Articles containing Russian-language text]]" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1)]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help); Check date values in: |access-date= (help); URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  8. The density value was calculated by dividing the population reported by the 2010 Census by the area shown in the "Area" field. Please note that this value may not be accurate as the area specified in the infobox is not necessarily reported for the same year as the population.
  9. Official on the whole territory of Russia according to Article 68.1 of the Constitution of Russia.
  10. According to Article 11 of the Constitution of Dagestan, the official languages of the republic include "Russian and the languages of the peoples of Dagestan"
  11. Solntsev et al., pp. XXXIX–XL