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 a region 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.