South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast

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South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast
Хуссар Ирыстоны автономон бæстæ  (Ossetic)
Юго-Осетинская автономная область  (Russian)
Autonomous oblast
1922–1991
Motto
Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь!
Proletarii vsekh stran, soyedinyaytes'!
"Proletarians of all countries, unite!"
Anthem
Интернационал
Internatsional
"The Internationale"
Capital Tskhinvali
Languages Ossetian, Georgian, Russian
Government Socialist Republic
History
 •  Established 30 April 1922
 •  Disestablished 25 December 1991
Area
 •  1989 3,900 km2 (1,500 sq mi)
Population
 •  1989 est. 99,102 
     Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Currency Ruble
Map of the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast in 1922

The South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast (Russian: Юго-Осетинская автономная область, Georgian: სამხრეთ ოსეთის ავტონომიური ოლქი, Ossetian: Хуссар Ирыстоны автономон бӕстӕ) was an autonomous oblast of the Soviet Union created within the Georgian SSR on April 20, 1922. Its autonomy was revoked on December 10, 1990 by the Supreme Soviet of the Georgian SSR, leading to the First South Ossetian War. Currently, its territory is controlled by the breakaway Republic of South Ossetia.

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Coordinates: 42°20′N 44°00′E / 42.333°N 44.000°E / 42.333; 44.000