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Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Oblast

The Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Oblast was an autonomous oblast within the Kabardino-Balkaria region of the Soviet Union. The Oblast was formed in 1921 as the Kabardin Autonomous Oblast before becoming the Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Oblast on 16 January 1922. Since 16 October 1924 it belonged to North Caucasus Krai.

Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Oblast
Кабардино-Балкарская АО  (Russian)
Къэбэрдей-Балъкъэр АО  (Kabardian)
Къабарты-Малкъар АО  (Karachay-Balkar)
Autonomous oblast of the Russian SFSR

1922–1936
Capital Nalchik
Government Autonomous oblast
Historical era Interwar period
 •  Formed as "Kabardin Autonomous Oblast" from Kabardin okrug of Mountain ASSR 1921
 •  Merged with Balkar okrug of Mountain ASSR and renamed "Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Oblast" 16 January 1922
 •  Became Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic 5 December 1936
Area
 •  1936 12,470 km2 (4,815 sq mi)
Population
 •  1936 350,000 
Density 28.1 /km2  (72.7 /sq mi)

On 5 December 1936, it was separated from North Caucasus Krai, elevated in status and named Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

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