Republics of the Soviet Union

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The Republics of the Soviet Union or the Union Republics of the Soviet Union were administrative units that report directly to the Government of the Soviet Union.[1] The Soviet Union was a highly centralized state.

Map of the Union Republics from 1956-1991
Republics of the USSR.svg
Soviet
socialist
republic
member
since
population
(1989)
pop./
USSR pop.
(%)
area
(km²)
(1991)
area/
USSR area
(%)
capital

independent
state
No.

Flag of Russian SFSR Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic 1922 147,386,000 51.40 17,075,400 76.62 Moscow  Russia 1
Flag of Ukrainian SSR Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic 1922 51,706,746 18.03 603,700 2.71 Kiev
(Kharkov before 1934)
 Ukraine 2
Flag of Uzbekistan SSR Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic 1924 19,906,000 6.94 447,400 2.01 Tashkent
(Samarkand before 1930)
 Uzbekistan 4
Flag of Kazakhstan SSR Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic 1936 16,711,900 5.83 2,727,300 12.24 Alma-Ata  Kazakhstan 5
Flag of Belarusian SSR Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic 1922 10,151,806 3.54 207,600 0.93 Minsk  Belarus 3
Flag of Azerbaijan SSR Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic 1936 7,037,900 2.45 86,600 0.39 Baku  Azerbaijan 7
Flag of Georgian SSR Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic 1936 5,400,841 1.88 69,700 0.31 Tbilisi  Georgia 6
Flag of Tajikistan SSR Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic 1929 5,112,000 1.78 143,100 0.64 Dushanbe  Tajikistan 12
Flag of Moldovan SSR Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic 1940 4,337,600 1.51 33,843 0.15 Kishinev  Moldova 9
Flag of Kyrgyzstan SSR Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic 1936 4,257,800 1.48 198,500 0.89 Frunze  Kyrgyzstan 11
Flag of Lithuanian SSR Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic 1940 3,689,779 1.29 65,200 0.29 Vilnius  Lithuania 8
Flag of Turkmenistan SSR Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic 1924 3,522,700 1.23 488,100 2.19 Ashkhabad  Turkmenistan 14
Flag of Armenian SSR Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic 1936 3,287,700 1.15 29,800 0.13 Yerevan  Armenia 13
Flag of Latvian SSR Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic 1940 2,666,567 0.93 64,589 0.29 Riga  Latvia 10
Flag of Estonian SSR Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic 1940 1,565,662 0.55 45,226 0.20 Tallinn  Estonia 15

References[change | change source]

  1. Hough, Jerry F (1997). Democratization and revolution in the USSR, 1985-1991. Brookings Institution Press. ISBN 0-8157-3749-1.