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Khankala (Russian: Ханкала, Chechen: Хан-ГӀала, romanized: Ẋan-Ġala) is a settlement in Groznensky District of the Chechen Republic, Russia, located to the east of Grozny, the republic's capital. Population: 7,908 (2002 Census).[1]

The settlement is the location of a Russian military base, the former headquarters of the 42nd Motor Rifle Division (now the headquarters of the successor unit 18th Guards Motor Rifle Brigade), and an airstrip. It was the site of the Battle of Khankala in 1994.

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  1. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (21 May 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian).

Coordinates: 43°17′49″N 45°46′12″E / 43.29694°N 45.77000°E / 43.29694; 45.77000