South Ossetia

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სამხრეთი ოსეთი
Flag of South Ossetia.png
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Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Tskhinvali
Government Republic
Language [[Ossetian, Russian]] (official)
President Leonid Tibilov
Prime minister Rostislav Khugayev
Area 1,506 sq mi
Population 2013 51,547
Currency Russian ruble

South Ossetia is an independent state in the Caucasus. While Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru and Syria do recognize South Ossetia as an independent state, the remaining countries regard it as a part of the Republic of Georgia.[1] Since the end of the Russo-Georgian War in 2008 South Ossetia, along with Abkhazia, could achieve greater sovereignty.