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|
|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|
|•||1936||12,470 km2 (4,815 sq mi)|
|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.