Dagestan Republic

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Dagestan Republic

(ˌdɑːɡɪˈstɑːn)
n
(Placename) a constituent republic of S Russia, on the Caspian Sea: annexed from Persia in 1813; rich mineral resources. Capital: Makhachkala. Pop: 2 584 200 (2002). Area: 50 278 sq km (19 416 sq miles). Also called: Dagestan or Daghestan