Khakassia

geographical name Kha·kas·sia \ kə-ˈkäs-yə , ḵə- ; kə-ˈka-zhə \
variants: or Khakasiya

Definition of Khakassia

autonomous region of southern Russia in Asia in southwestern Krasnoyarsk Territory north of the Sayan Mountains and west of the Yenisey River; capital Abakan area about 24,000 square miles (62,400 square kilometers), population 532,403

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